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Housing Repair Assistance Program

The Housing Repair Assistance Program is focused on making homes healthy for eligible homeowners. The core components of healthy housing are:

  • Keep it dry
  • Keep it clean
  • Keep home free of pests
  • Keep it ventilated
  • Keep it safe
  • Keep it contaminant free
  • Keep it maintained

The services are provided at no cost to the client. The maximum expenditure per client per calendar year is $6,000. There is a ten year limit of $10,000. The distribution of this funding will be at Human Services staff discretion. It will be based on the priority of repairs/services. The highest priority repairs/services are: if it is moisture or air quality related, an emergency, a hardship if the repair is not completed in a timely manner, if there is funding from other sources so that funds can be leveraged, the scope of work, date of request, and cost.

Services are done on the primary structure/house only (no carports, free-standing garages or fences).

Some of the emergency repairs/services covered are listed in order of priority.

  • Sewer or waste water system backed up into home
  • Primary heating system needing repair
  • Plumbing leaks creating an opportunity for mold and moisture
  • Roof repair to prevent water infiltration into home
  • Failed hot water heating system repair and or replacement
  • Recalled Federal Pacific electrical panels

Some of the standard repairs/services covered are.

  • Leaks in household faucet
  • Minor electrical repairs
  • Lighting and security lighting repairs/services installed at existing power source
  • Kitchen and bath drain system leaks repaired
  • Pest control
  • Grab bar installation
  • Keep homes safe and healthy

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