Twenty-eight homes in Salt Lake City and South Salt Lake will get some free sprucing up this summer thanks to a youth volunteer group.

The national group, World Changers, will be here July 14-21 to do rehabilitation work on 28 homes of low-income, disabled and elderly residents of the two cities. Work could include new roofs, porches, wheelchair ramps or siding, as well as repairs to decks, patios and fences and yard and landscaping work.

The work and materials will all be free to the residents.

To apply for the program, families must live in either Salt Lake City or South Salt Lake.

The low-income qualification is set for families at or below 80 percent of the area's median income, of which the exact amount depends on family size. But Sara Richardson of the Salt Lake City Housing and Neighborhood Development Division said no one will be immediately denied if their income is a little higher than that. Instead, the homes accepted for the project will be selected based on how they compare to the other applications received.

Residents who live in either city can obtain an application by calling Richardson at 535-6035. The application deadline is March 1.