Qualified homeowners will have an opportunity to spruce up their homes.

The Community Housing Association of Dodge City is now accepting applications for its Paint Dodge program for the painting of the exterior of the residence.

According to housing projects coordinator Mollea Wainscott, Paint Dodge will supply the paint for qualifying homeowners to paint their homes. Eligibility requirements include income must be at or below 200 percent of poverty, applicants must own the land and residence and not own more than one home.

For example, the household income for a family of four must be at or below $50,200.

"Painting the exterior of your home not only improves the appearance, but protects it from inclement weather," Wainscott said in a press release. "Paint Dodge will provide the paint and supplies for homeowners to paint. We can also assist elderly or disabled homeowners with volunteer labor."

The Paint Dodge program painted eight homes in 2017 and have completed two homes this year so far with three more currently being painted.

To apply, visit in person at the Dodge City/Ford County Development Corporation, 101 E. Wyatt Earp, or visit the website at www.dodgecityhousing.com.

You can also send an email to housing@dodgedev.org, or call Wainscott at 620-371-3869.

To contact the writer email vmarshall@dodgeglobe.com