While many West Bloomington homes celebrate their 100th birthday one group is taking action to keep those houses in good shape. The West Bloomington Revitalization Project is now offering support for home restoration projects. The group received a 7,500 grant from the PNC Foundation.
The restoration program is designed to help homeowners improve safety, curb appeal, value, as well as energy efficiency. With PNC's financial support the group plans to work with at least 10 homeowners this year.
WBRP Housing Intern Jennfier Long says "It really is a great opportunity. If someone you know is looking for a porch or window replacement they do not always have the resources to do so. They can get help with the purchasing of materials and we can help supply volunteer labor and things like that."
Eligible projects include window repair and glass replacement, exterior painting, porches, steps and railings, gutter and siding repair, fences and gates, and landscaping. Renovation requiring plumbing and electrical work will not be eligible for grants, and WBRP encourages interested home owners to meet with them and discuss their proposed work prior to application.