The deadline has been extended to Monday, Jan. 14, for low- to moderate-income Davenport residents to apply for a free home paint job.
In June 2013, some 400 eager teenagers organized by Group Cares, a nonprofit, faith-based organization from Colorado, will descend upon Davenport to paint up to 70 homes.
In addition to households that meet income guidelines, those whose members are 62 years and older, or are disabled or receiving Supplemental Security Income or disability assistance also are eligible. Investor-owned properties may apply, but priority will be given to owner-occupied residences.
To apply, go online to www.cityofdavenportiowa.com or pick up an application in the Community Planning and Economic Development Department office on the second floor of Davenport City Hall, 226 W. 4th St. Ask for a ” work camp” application.
To request a mailed application, call 563-326-7765.
The city will provide up to $19,000 for paint and brushes, the participants themselves will provide $12,000 for supplies and the Davenport School District will provide food and housing at West High School, with reimbursement coming from the participants.
The teens are divided into groups of five, each with an adult leader, and a representative from the Group Cares organization oversees every 10 to 12 sites.
The city will provide a wide variety of paint colors to choose from, but residents can buy their own if they want a specific color not on the list.