Hours After Offering Home Repair Assistance All Appointments Have Been Filled

By Scott Sarvay

June 18, 2010 Updated Apr 8, 2010 at 5:07 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) - The 'Homeowner Improvement Program' seems to be extremely popular to the residents of Fort Wayne

The city of Fort Wayne began offering residents financial help to repair their homes at 8 am Wednesday morning and by 11 am all appointments for the program were filled.

Applicants were asked to call 311 to prequalify and request an appointment.

The program offered residents who earn less than 80-percent of the median Fort Wayne income the ability to apply for low-interest loans or grants to help with home repairs.

The city has $700,000 in funding available.

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