The Emergency Repair Program
provides federal assistance through a grant to address household repairs that affect the immediate livability of the home. Repairs are limited and assistance is based on priority of emergency. The maximum grant is $6,000 per household per year.
The level of assistance is limited solely to the amount required to address the specific emergency. The maximum amount of assistance per household, per year may not exceed $6,000. Emergency Repairs are limited to those issues that affect the habitability of the home such as: lack of running water, electricity or heating/cooling. Applicants who experience more than one emergency situation in the same year may receive assistance through the program a second time in that year providing the maximum grant amount has not been spent.
Accessibility modifications needed for the elderly and disabled are also eligible under this program. These improvements must directly affect the immediate livability of the home and the applicants cannot wait for these items to be installed through the Housing Rehabilitation Program.
Homes in need of more extensive, but less urgent repairs and/or replacements that are not eligible for the Emergency Program (such as cabinetry, upgrading electrical systems or addressing aging heating/cooling systems that are operable) may be addressed through the Housing Rehabilitation Program.
Emergency Repair Program Guidelines and Application
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