Cortland City Council Sets Up Flood Fund to Help Residents Replace Furnaces and Water Heaters
Cortland City lawmakers have set $25 thousand dollars aside to help property owners affected by August flooding to replace furnaces and hot water heaters.
The Cortland City Council voted unanimously last night to use revenue from repaid community development loans to provide assistance to income qualified homeowners that lost their furnace or hot water heater in the August 8th floods.
To be eligible property owners must meet certain criteria, for couples they must make less than $39,300 per year and for a family of four they must earn less than $48,100 per year.
The grants have a cap of $5 thousand dollars per household, and applicants must show that they don’t have insurance that will cover the repairs.
The program is first come first serve and the application deadline is October 30th. For those property owners that need further emergency repairs there is another repair fund available, contact Thoma Development at 753-1433.