By Andra Bryan Stefanoni
PITTSBURG, Kan. —
After the City of Pittsburg was awarded $220,000 last November through the Kansas Housing Resource Corporation’s HOME Program, officials opened the application process to homeowners seeking funds to rehabilitate their homes.
Forty-one applications were submitted that were eligible for funding, but only 12 could be funded with the money available.
“We obviously have much more need than funds,” said Susan Galemore, a housing rehabilitation specialist with the Southeast Kansas Regional Planning Commission which administers the program.
So Tuesday night, the Pittsburg City Commission approved submitting a $400,000 proposal — this one for a Small Cities Community Development grant through the Kansas Department of Commerce — for additional housing rehab funding.