April 29, 2006 will mark the 18th year of the Christmas in April program. Thousands of volunteers provide home repair services to elderly and physically challenged Prince George’s County homeowners on that date.
Most of the work is done on that last Saturday in April. The scope of work ranges from yard work to interior painting to replacing old appliances and installing smoke detectors. Over the past 17 years we have repaired 1,575 homes, last year repairing 93 homes. The work is done free of charge to the homeowner. Our program is designed to keep homeowners living in their homes in a more comfortable and secure environment. Because we make all the repairs in one 6-8 hour day, we can only make repairs that are related to the safety of the homeowner, and repairs related to necessities. Homeowners who apply with structural damage to their homes will be referred to the County’s Housing Department where they may qualify for a “rehab” loan.
To ensure that we preview as many qualified applicants as possible, we need your help reaching eligible homeowners. Applicants must be elderly or disabled, of low to moderate income and own and live in the home to be repaired.
You can pick up a copy of the application at the Town Office.
Please note that the application MUST be in their office by November 1, 2005 to be considered for the 2006 program.