The People Helping People Program is to provide assistance to low-to-moderate income homeowners to make essential repairs when owner-occupant lacks sufficient resources of their own. All work that is completed is done by volunteers in the community. While the City of Carrollton cannot assume all maintenance duties associated with owning a home on a regular basis for its citizens, a citizen who qualifies for the People Helping People Program and can demonstrate a need for a project eligible under the People Helping People Program, such services may be rendered. The citizen must be able to demonstrate a need for assistance and each request will be considered on a case by case basis. If applicant qualifies for the program they can receive up to a $5,000 grant for repairs.
To be eligible for the People Helping People program, you must meet all of these qualifications:
- Resident of the City of Carrollton
- Own and live in the house to receive assistance
- Must income qualify; must meet HUD guidelines
- Must be current on all city financial obligations
In reviewing People Helping People applications, the City of Carrolton reserves the right to give priority to the following groups (no order implied):
- Elderly (at least 62 years old) and/or disabled citizens
- Residents whose incomes fall within the extremely low and very low income levels
- Residents who live in current, completed and future CDBG target areas and N.O.T.I.C.E. neighborhoods
- Those citizens that have received notices of violation from a City of Carrollton Code Officer
- Citizens requesting project assistance that will improve the safety of their property
Once an applicant is determined eligible for a project, a city representative will meet (in person) with the applicant to determine what volunteer work will be eligible under the People Helping People guidelines.
- Painting of a house
- Minor siding repair
- Minor exterior work on houses
- Repairs that are only cosmetic in nature are not eligible. NOTE: Cosmetic repairs may be carried out under the program in small areas only when they are necessary to make the immediate area, where another repair is completed.
For assistance in applying, please contact the Community Development office at 972-466-9121 or firstname.lastname@example.org