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City sidewalk repair program set to resume

INDEPENDENCE — Do you have broken sidewalk in need of repair, or minor home improvement projects like painting, siding, dry rot repair and the like? The Youth Learn and Construct program may be able to help.

December 30, 2013

INDEPENDENCE — Do you have broken sidewalk in need of repair, or minor home improvement projects like painting, siding, dry rot repair and the like? The Youth Learn and Construct program may be able to help.

In 2013, Independence formed a partnership to train local youth in construction while repairing sidewalks and doing minor home improvement projects for low-income homeowners. The program is returning in 2014.

The program partners with qualified, low-income homeowners who struggle to maintain the exterior of their homes. YLC ensures that families live in safe, well maintained homes, and is designed to revitalize the appearance of neighborhoods, encourage connections within the community, and help preserve affordable housing stock.

Projects may include: window repair (screen, glass, glazing); exterior scrape, caulk, and paint; minor siding and trim repair; landscaping (pruning, weeding, reseeding); cleanup, brush removal, junk removal; and board replacement in porches, stairs, or ramps.

Families are selected on income, need and willingness to partner with Habitat for Humanity.

To learn more or see if you qualify for the Youth Learn and Construct program: Michelle Lehr, 503-364-6642, ext. 114; or send an email to michelle@salemhabitat.org.

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