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Home Repair Assistance

Programs are available through the City and County to help qualifying residents keep their homes safe and maintained. These programs were established to strengthen our existing neighborhoods and assist homeowners who may not be able to make needed repairs. 


City of Lenexa: Exterior Grant Program 

Grant ProgramEligible improvements: Siding, paint, masonryWindows and doorsGutters and roofsDriveways and sidewalksLandscaping, exterior lightsDecks, porches, patiosFences and retaining wallsAccessory structuresSolar panelsPool removal and repair

Eligible improvements: Siding, paint, masonry

Eligible improvements: Windows and doors

Eligible improvements: Gutters and roofs

Eligible improvements: Driveways and sidewalks

Eligible improvements: landscaping, trees, exterior lighting

Eligible improvements: Decks, porches, patios

Eligible improvements: Fences and retaining walls

Eligible improvements: Detached garages, accessory structures

Eligible improvements: Solar panels

Eligible improvements: Pool removal and repair

The City of Lenexa has made substantial enhancements to its Exterior Grant Program for 2021 that will encourage owners of older residential properties to invest in exterior improvements! Pre-approval is required to be considered for a grant. The program includes a lower minimum investment, larger grant amounts and an expanded list of eligible exterior improvements.

While previous City reimbursement programs were restricted based on location and household income, Lenexa’s new Exterior Grant Program is open to homes as old or older than the citywide median age for single-family homes and valued less than or equal to the previous year’s citywide median single-family residential property value.

Qualifying properties and improvements

The new Exterior Grant Program is available to homes anywhere in Lenexa, both owner- and renter-occupied. To be considered for the 2021 program, the home must be county-appraised at or below $315,500 and be built in or before 1987.

Homeowners must invest at least $2,500 and are eligible for a 50% reimbursement up to $5,000 every 10 years.

Eligible exterior improvements include repair, replacement or addition of the following:

  • Siding, paint and masonry
  • Windows and doors
  • Gutters and roofs
  • Driveways and sidewalks
  • Landscaping and tree removal (with replacement)
  • Decks, patios and porches
  • Fences and retaining walls
  • Detached garages, accessory dwelling units or other accessory structures (where allowed)
  • Solar panels (where allowed)
  • Exterior lighting
  • Removal or repair of existing pools

How to apply 

Applications have closed for the 2021 program. Letters have been sent to all applicants to let them know whether or not they have been approved for a grant.

We will begin accepting applications for the 2022 program in later winter/early spring of 2022. 

Your application must include:

  • A completed application form.
  • Bids from a contractor or, if you’re doing the work yourself, a detailed project cost estimate. (Only submit the bids you intend to proceed with. Multiple bids for the work are not required for grant purposes.)
  • Proof of current homeowners insurance.
  • Color photos of the area on your home or property where you are proposing to make the improvements.

A limited amount of funds will be available each year. Applications will be prioritized based on the age of the property (meaning older homes are given priority) and condition of the property. Staff will review all applications and issue prequalification letters to applicants in mid-August. You must prequalify for this program before starting work on improvements to be reimbursed.

Questions? Contact Angel Whitaker at 913.477.7701 or awhitaker@lenexa.com.


Johnson County: Home Rehabilitation Program

The Home Rehabilitation Program assists eligible Johnson County homeowners with home repairs and provides limited accessibility modifications for eligible persons with a disability. The program addresses repairs that, if left unattended, would have a direct impact on the health, safety or accessibility of the homeowner.

This program is administered by Johnson County, not the City of Lenexa. Lenexa residents are able to apply for this program as of Jan. 1, 2021.

Learn more and apply