Paint Lakewood’s Fresh New Look
It’s almost that time of season again: time to take out those painting clothes and brushes to breathe life into your home from the winter blues. In the past, LakewoodAlive has offered assistance to income qualifying homeowners with the cost of paint and materials. Well folks, we have amped up the Paint Lakewood! program for the 2015 season. The program now includes assistance with the cost of labor! Yes, you read that correctly. LakewoodAlive will now offer assistance to income qualifying homeowners with paint, materials and labor.
Lacking the ability to help with labor costs was a challenge for Lakewood’s large homes. LakewoodAlive has worked hard over the winter to bring this new component to the program to help more folks get their homes painted either as a do-self or contracted job.
The new program income guidelines are as follows:
2015 HUD Income Limits
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH MSA
Category 2 (80%)
Category 3 (50%)
Category 4 (30%)
$23,151 - $37,050
$13,901 - $23,150
$0 - $13,900
$26,451 - $42,350
$15,931 - $26,450
$0 - $15,930
$29,751 - $47,650
$20, 091 - $29,750
$0 - $20,090
$33,051 - $52,900
$24,251 - $33,050
$0 - $24,250
$35,701 - $57,150
$28,411 - $35,700
$0 - $28,410
$38,351 - $61,400
$32,571 - $38,350
$0 - $32,570
$41,001 - $65,600
$36,731 - $41,000
$0 - $36,730
$43,651 - $69,850
$40,891 - $43,650
$0 - $40,890
The new program guidelines are as follows:
Households that are up to 30% of area median income are eligible for the highest rebate up to $3,500 towards painting labor and materials.
Households that are up to 50% of area median income are eligible to receive a rebate up to $2,500 towards painting labor and materials.
Households that are up to 80% of area median income are eligible to receive a rebate up to $1,500 towards painting labor and materials.
If you would like an application for the Paint Lakewood! program or have questions please call LakewoodAlive at 216-521-0655 or visit our website at lakewoodalive.com. Support for Paint Lakewood! is made possible through a Community Development Block Grant administered by the City of Lakewood and the Cleveland Colectivo.
LakewoodAlive also offers the FREE Knowing Your Home Educational Series, featuring workshops that focus on best sustainability and home maintenance practices empowering homeowners to tackle necessary repairs and improvements.
The next workshop will be held on April 23rd 7-9pm at the Bevy in Birdtown (12112 Madison Avenue) focusing on “House Roof Repair & Replacement.”
LakewoodAlive will also a workshop “Knowing Your Home: Exterior Painting & Prep to Make It Last” on Thursday, May 21st from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Location is to be determined. Call 216-521-0655 to find out the location as the date approaches. A complete list of the series can be found on our website at lakewoodalive.com under the Housing Outreach tab.
The Knowing Your Home Educational Series is supported by Charter One, City of Lakewood, Cleveland Lumber, First Federal Lakewood, Third Federal Savings and Loan, and The Cleveland Foundation.
I am the Staff Program Assistant at LakewoodAlive.