Community Revitalization Program
The City of Roeland Park and Heartland Habitat for Humanity have partnered to bring neighborhood revitalization to the City through minor exterior home repairs. Projects include weatherization, painting, landscaping, wheelchair ramp installation, etc. Labor is completed by volunteers and homeowners. As a result, individuals and families remain in their homes longer, avoid code violations, and realize energy cost savings and increased home values. Homes selected for the program are identified by the City’s Code Enforcement Department.
Contact Heartland Habitat for Humanity if you are interested in volunteering.
This program’s goals are to address health and safety concerns, accessibility for persons with disabilities, weatherization, and correcting lead-based paint. Inspections include walls, floors, roof, foundation, plumbing, sewer, electrical, furnace, water heater, doors, windows, and guardrails. Home conditions will also be inspected to get the home close to the most current building codes.
This program provides a deferred payment loan at 0% interest, and is forgiven 10% per year for 10 years, after which the loan is completely forgiven.
This program’s goals are to address health and safety concerns, and accessibility for persons with disabilities. This program provides grant funds for repairs that include carpentry, electrical, furnace/central air conditioner, handicap accessibility, plumbing, masonry, roof replacement, exterior painting may be provided to remedy a city citation or notification by a city/county code inspector of a deficiency for deteriorating or peeling paint.
The Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) First Suburbs Coalition provides a number of design resources, pamphlets and resources for homeowners linked to below:
- Full Idea Book (large file – 10.3 MB)
- Book sections (for faster download)
- Green Idea Book
- In 2013, the First Suburbs Coalition and KC Communities for All Ages published an idea book that focuses on remodeling ideas for universal design. The book offers ways to make your home accessible to people of all ages and abilities, especially older adults.