WEEOC funds program to help low-income homeowners

A program to help low, very low and extremely low-income homeowners in Jackson, Perry, Randolph and Monroe Counties make repairs to their houses is to be funded. Western Egyptian Economic Opportunity Council (WEEOC) will assist approximately 10 families over the next two years using the State Housing Trust Fund Single Family Rehab (SFR) grant funded by the Illinois Housing Development Authority. 

There will be a four day sign up period so interested families should contact us as soon as possible starting at 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day; Tuesday, Aug. 11 through Friday, Aug. 14. There is an existing waiting list for this program. The sign up period ends at 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14. Interested homeowners can also call 618-965-3193. 

Write-in and walk-in requests are also accepted, but the program list is first come first serve and therefore, it is usually best to call WEEOC as this is normally the quickest way possible to make contact.

For more on this program, please see this week’s print edition.