Don't be left in the cold

It is getting cold outside and many people may find that when they turn their furnace or boiler on for the first time, it isn’t working properly. Home Repair Resource Center offers several programs for people who are in need of assistance. If you find yourself in need of a new heating system or repair, make HRRC your first stop.

The HRRC library is full of helpful resources. There are handouts that explain the different types of heating systems as well as the different efficiency models. There are also contractor books that offer evaluations from community members about local contractors, which can always be a big help if you are not sure who to contact.

Home Repair Resource Center also has a financial assistance program which can help to make the repair more affordable. HRRC is introducing a new program, the Senior Grant, for those residents who are 62 and older. The Senior Grant is $1,500 and works with our loan programs. The money can be applied toward a heating system or roof replacement. There are some income restrictions, so call Allison at 216-381-6100 for more information about the Senior Grant and other financial assistance programs.

Don’t get stuck in the cold this winter, be sure to test out your heating system early. Don’t forget about Home Repair Resources Center’s helpful resources when considering a repair this winter. Call or stop in for more information. Home Repair Resource Center is located at 2520 Noble Road, 216-381-6100 or

Allison Urbanek is the Financial Programs Counselor at Home Repair Resource Center. 

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Volume 2, Issue 11, Posted 1:53 PM, 11.04.2009