Home improvement loans are available in the blue and green-marked neighborhoods in Redwood Falls. To see a larger map, visit the City of Redwood Falls website. (Image courtesy City of Redwood Falls.)

Currently the City of Redwood Falls is looking for homeowners in need of funds to make improvements to their homes. With that in mind, the City of Redwood Falls has been working with United Community Action Partnership, Inc. (UCAP) to provide funding to help.

Through UCAP’s Small Cities Development Program, repair loans are currently being offered for 20 income eligible homeowners living in two target areas encompassing portions of the city north of Bridge Street. (See map.)

Redwood Falls Mayor Tom Quackenbush spoke to KLGR News Director about the home improvement grant program:

The owner must be current with their property taxes to be eligible and must meet income eligibility requirements – under the most current Redwood County 80 percent area median income limits established by HUD. That income limit can also be found on the UCAP Web site.

Repairs that are eligible must be permanent and deemed necessary, such as roof repairs, siding, heating units, electrical and plumbing repairs as well as other health and safety updates. The average loan amount is $25,000.

Applications can be found on the City of Redwood Falls Web site at ci.redwood-falls.mn.us. Applications must be complete and accurate and will be ranked based on the date they arrive. UCAP will conduct an inspection of the property and will assist the homeowner through the project.

Additional information regarding program can be found on the UCAP Web site at www.unitedcapmn.com or by calling (507) 537-1416.