Uninsured, low- to moderate-income homeowners affected by recent historic flooding in Saunders and rural Lancaster counties may be eligible to receive free repair and rehabilitation assistance from Community Action’s Weatherization Program. Services, in part, are possible as a result of recent funding received by the agency from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Topeka and Horizon Bank.

“The damage caused by recent flooding has been devastating,” said Amy Jeanneret, weatherization and facilities administrator at Community Action. “Homeowners without insurance are especially vulnerable. Providing stable housing to those affected by this natural disaster is a critical need Community Action can address.”

These relief services also include free weatherization services. Community Action’s Weatherization Program increases homes’ energy efficiency and therefore decreases homeowners’ utility burdens.

“Homes previously weatherized, but affected by current flooding, may be able to qualify for services again due to natural disaster,” said Jeanneret.

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Community Action encourages anyone who thinks they may be eligible to apply. For more details or to complete an application, call 402-875-9364. For more information about Community Action’s Weatherization Program, including how you can help with this effort, visit communityactionatwork.org/programs/financial-and-family-well-being/weatherization.html.

Community Action empowers people living in poverty to reach economic stability. Its 18 programs and services address the causes and conditions of poverty in four impact areas: Early Childhood Education, Homelessness Prevention, Financial and Family Well-Being, and Hunger Relief and Healthy Food Access.

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Mark Schwaninger is L magazine and Neighborhood Extra editor.

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