Low Income Loan Programs

Emergency Repair Loan

Program Objective

The intent of this program is to assist low-income families to meet an immediate health and/or safety need. Loan maximum is $2,000 with 0% interest rate.

Immediate Health and/or Safety Hazards:

  • Plumbing – Electrical – Mechanical – Structural
  • Only hazards identified as an existing immediate health and/or safety hazard by the Community Development and Housing Department are eligible for this program.
  • The hazard must be identified and the cost of repair as estimated by a licensed contractor must be provided at time of application
  • Requests for ramps or other accommodations must be accompanied by proof of disability and the need must have occurred within the past six months

Emergency Repair Loan

Application

 Application Process Guide  

 Income Guidelines  

Housing Rehabilitation Loan

Program Objective

The intent of this program is to provide an opportunity for citizens of low-moderate income to obtain low interest loans for the purpose of upgrading their homes. Any rehabilitation work done under this program requires the home must, at a minimum, be restored to standard condition. Loan maximum is $18,000 with 2% interest rate for 15 years.

Rehabilitation projects can include, but not limited to the following:

  • Roof Replacement
  • Electrical repairs and/or replacements
  • Plumbing repairs and/or replacements
  • Furnace and/or heating unit repairs and/or replacements
  • Weatherization of homes; including siding, windows, doors, attic insulation
  • Elimination of barrier removal for the elderly and citizens with disabilities

Housing Rehabilitation Loan

Application

Application Process Guide

 Income Guidelines

Contractor Procedures

  • Bids provided to the homeowner by contractors for low-income loan will be accepted by the City of Pittsburg for individual properties only if the contractor is licensed and insured
  • The approved contractor must agree to the terms as outlined in the Construction Contract Agreement, abide by City ordinances and building codes, and agree to work closely with the City’s Building Official from the Department of Public Works

For more information about the Low-Income Loan Programs, please contact the Community Development and Housing Office.


Contact Information

Becky Gray
Director of Community Development & Housing
603 N. Pine St.
Pittsburg, KS 66762
Email
Phone: (620) 232-1210
Fax: (620) 232-3453