You May Qualify For Home Repairs To Get Rid Of Lead Paint

The City of Galesburg has been given a federal grant to help low to moderate income homeowners rid their residences of lead based paint. This lead hazard remediation grant could cover repairs for up to 200 homes over a two year period. Preference will be given to homes with children ages 6 and under but all are encouraged to apply. The average amount spent on each home will be near $20,000. This could include new siding, windows and interior paint among other things. There will be an informational meeting tomorrow night (October 22) in the council chambers at city hall. Galesburg’s director of planning and public works Wayne Carl and housing program coordinator Judy Guenseth joined Tom Meredith on “Galesburg’s Morning News” to talk about the program and how you can apply. Interested parties are encouraged to apply by obtaining applications at Galesburg City Hall or Knox County Health Department. Applications will also be available at the informational meeting or by contacting Western Illinois Regional Council at 309-837-3941.