Mayor Domenic J. Sarno has announced the City of Springfield's new home repair program to assist homeowners who continue to have unrepaired damage to their primary residence as a result of the June 1, 2011 tornado.
The City is providing eligible homeowners 0% interest forgivable loans to make repairs. To be eligible applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Have sustained substantial, severe or major damage from the June 2011 tornado.
- Homeowner must be able to document current unrepaired damage fromt the tornado that has not been reimbursed by insurance, FEMA or SBA.
- Home must be located in one of the five most impacted neighborhoods: South End, Six Corners, Old Hill, Sixteen Acres and East Forest Park.
- Home must have served as the homeowner's primary residence at the time of the disaster and must currently be their primary place of residence.
- Homeowner must meet income eligbility guidelines.
- Homeowner must have registered with FEMA following the tornado.
Homeowners who are interested in additional information should contact the Office of Disaster Recovery at (413)784-4883 or the Office of Housing at (413)787-6500.
Applications can be picked up in person at the Office of Housing, 1600 East Columbus Avenue or can be obtained via email from email@example.com.