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Home Security Program Now Available in Riverwest

Income qualified homeowners (owner-occupants) may apply for a home security grant of up to $1,200 for the following examples of security enhancements to their homes: deadbolt locks, window and door security bars, window pins, fencing, exterior lighting, security systems (except monthly monitoring fees), and door views. Dogs, barbed wire fencing and weapons are not funded by this program. The income guidelines are (80% of Milwaukee County median income) as follows:


HOUSEHOLD SIZE / MAXIMUM INCOME

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1 person              / $37,650

2 people              / $43,000

3 people              / $48,400

4 person              / $53,750

Only 7 grants are available for the Riverwest area for 2003 and they will be filled on a first come first served basis. If you call immediately and can successfully provide the information on the three-page application you have a chance of being a grant recipient. The application requires proof of income. You must call and receive an application from Rick Slayton, Home Repairs Manager for the YMCA CDC, as the first step in the grant process. CALL RICK NOW IF YOU ARE INTERESTED, OWN AND LIVE IN YOUR HOME, AND ARE INCOME-QUALIFIED AT 414-374-9441. If you receive the answering system, please speak slowly and clearly and leave your name, address, zip code, phone number, and time to call. You must identify the program as the HOME SECURITY PROGRAM in your message. Remember, time is of the essence in applying for this grant. Riverwest Currents – Volume 2 – Issue 2 – February 2003