Monday, February 1, 2010
Local businesses donate home remodeling services to needy East Arlington woman
According to Arlington Housing Director David Zappasodi, a home occasionally needs more work than can be completed within the housing rehabilitation program’s resources. That's where private businesses come in.
Bernice Pittman's house needed a lot of help -- more than the City of Arlington's Housing Rehabilitation Program could provide on its own.
So two local businesses -- Brennan Enterprises, an Arlington remodeling company, and NT Windows, a Fort Worth-based window manufacturer -- are pitching in on their own dime to pick up the slack. They will install over $7,000 worth of replacement windows and a sliding door at Pittman's East Arlington residence.
Pittman expressed her gratitude for the generosity of the local businesses, and for the city's Housing Rehabilitation Program, which will contribute as much as $25,000 for other needed repairs to her house.
Every year, the City of Arlington Housing Rehabilitation Program provides assistance to approximately 75 qualified, low-income homeowners, helping them bring their homes up to standard and to preserve safe, decent housing. The program typically assists elderly and disabled homeowners and renovates substandard homes, providing up to $25,000 in repairs.
To learn more about the program or to apply for assistance, go here.
Source: City of Arlington