City program to assist eligible homeowners with one-time lawn, property clean-up

Staff Report

The City of Rockford Human Services Department is offering the SWEEP (Sharing Work for Excellence Everywhere) program this summer to help eligible homeowners in need of one-time limited lawn and property clean-up.

Residents must have been cited with a current property code violation but are unable to complete the work because of age, disability or income. All residents must be homeowners, meet low-income guidelines, be 65 years or older, or show proof of a disability.

SWEEP is also looking for work crews for the program. Each participant must be between the ages of 16 and 21 and meet income guidelines. Workers will receive training and an hourly stipend.

Eligible homeowners and interested crew members may pick up applications at the Community Services Division of the City of Rockford Human Services Department, 555 N. Court St., Suite 301, or call (815) 967-4038 for application information.

Applications are due by 5 p.m., Monday, June 30.

SWEEP is coordinated by the City of Rockford Human Services Department, a Community Action Agency, and funded by the Community Services Block Grant through the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.

From the June 18-24, 2014, issue

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