Roof repair program announced to help homeowners

Roof repair program announced to help homeowners

AKRON, OH (WOIO) - Some Akron residents who are dealing with a leaky roof could get some relief.

The city's Department of Planning and Urban Development announced the Emergency Roofing Repair Program Wednesday.

The program is open to homeowners how have an "actively leaking" roof, meaning there is evidence of leakage, such as water stains or damage.

The program will offer grants and/or deferred loans up to $10,000 to cover the cost of the installation of the roof, sheeting, gutters and downspouts.

Deferred loans cannot exceed 125 percent of the current Summit County appraised tax value of the property.

Homeowners will have to show proof of residence and homeowners insurance. They must also be current on taxes and mortgage payments.

Not eligible for the program are: Rental properties or investment owners, mobile homes, trailers, sheds, detached garages or other non-habitable structures, properties that have excessive housing orders or that are condemned, and homeowners who were served by a City of Akron program or the Minor Home Repair program within the last five years.

For more information on the program, contact the Akron Housing Rehabilitation Office at (330) 375-2050, or email

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