Brush Up Hutch Painting Assistance

Brush Up Hutch is sponsored by the Hutchinson Community Improvement Commission and the City of Hutchinson Planning and Development Department and was created to to provide financial assistance to income-eligible homeowners in the City of Hutchinson to enable them to repaint the exterior of their homes and alleviate deteriorating housing conditions within the City.

This program has been created partly due to the adoption of the 2006 International Property Maintenance Code that was effective in Hutchinson on July 1, 2011. The code requires home exteriors to be painted. Thus, houses in the greatest need of paint will be given highest priority to receive funding.

Homeowners interested in receiving financial assistance to paint the exterior of their home can print out and complete the Brush Up Hutch application and bring it to the City of Hutchinson Planning and Development Department located at the City of Hutchinson City Hall located at 125 east Avenue B. Applications are also available at the Planning Department. Applications are highly encouraged to be submitted between March 1 to October 31.

The program is operated on a 1st-come, 1st-serve basis and gives priority to homes in most need of exterior paint.

Eligibility Requirements
The Brush Up Hutch Paint Program provides assistance based on the following eligibility requirements:
  • Applicants must own and reside in the property to be painted
  • Applicants may not own more than 1 property
  • Applicant's property may not be rental property
  • Applicant's income must be at or below 80% of the median family income for Reno County
Income Guidelines
The following income guidelines illustrate the maximum yearly income based on number of people in the household and 120% of the 2012 median family income in Reno County:
  • 1 person: $45,700
  • 2 people: $52,200
  • 3 people: $58,750
  • 4 people: $65,300
  • 5 people: $70,500
  • 6 people: $75,700
  • 7 people: $80,950
  • 8 or more: $86,150
Total income is calculated from all regular payments (i.e., weekly, biweekly, semi-monthly, or monthly) resources and is based on gross pay - before taxes and expenses are deducted - over 3 pay periods.

Required Information
Applicants are required to submit the following information to the City of Hutchinson Planning & Development Department for review:
  • The application, filled out completely and accurately
  • Proof of ownership (recorded warranty deed or deed of trust) - may be obtained through the Reno County Courthouse
  • Proof of income - provide proof of all income sources for all adult (age 18 or older) household members. Proof may include pay stubs, award letters, W-2s, Schedule C
Application Review Process
Each application submitted to the City will be carefully reviewed, based on the aforementioned eligibility requirements, by Planning and Development Staff Members and the Hutchinson Community Improvements Commission (CIC). The City of Hutchinson and the CIC reserve the right to decline consideration of any and all applications if eligibility requirements are not met or if funding is not available within a calendar year. Declined applications may be kept on file and considered the following calendar year.

Once the application is approved, the applicant will be notified and given a list of the participating paint suppliers. The City will then take a "before" picture of the house. The applicant has 90 days to paint the exterior of his/her home. Once the painting is completed, the applicant may bring in the receipt and the City will reimburse up to $250. If a participating paint supplier determines through documentation that the required paint exceeds $250, the CIC and City Staff may grant an exception of up to $300. An "after" picture will be taken of the completed project.

Paint Supplier List
  • Color by Design
    1219 E 30th Avenue
    Hutchinson, KS 67501
    Phone: 620-669-1500
  • Home Depot
    1907 E 17th Avenue
    Hutchinson, KS 67501
    Phone: 620-728-0460
  • Lowe's
    1930 E 17th Avenue
    Hutchinson, KS 67501
    Phone: 620-860-1479
  • Sherwin Williams
    532 E 30th Avenue
    Hutchinson, KS 67501
    Phone: 620-663-9141
  • Wal-Mart
    1905 E 17th Avenue
    Hutchinson, KS 67501
    Phone: 620-669-9090
  • Westlake Ace Hardware
    215 S Main Street
    Hutchinson, KS 67501
    Phone: 620-662-6685
    Phone: 620-663-2196