What type of repairs are not eligible?

Ineligible Repairs

  • Repairs that are only cosmetic in nature.
  • Perils covered by insurance claims.
  • Repairs to a duplicate item when one is working may not be eligible except to prevent additional deterioration. For example, in a house with two bathrooms where one has a working toilet and the other has a leaking toilet; if the leak can be stopped by closing the water cutoff to the toilet, no repair is allowed since a working toilet is available.

Unsafe and substandard structures that cannot be made safe for habitation with the maximum allowed or less will not be eligible for assistance. The owner will receive a letter notifying of the hazards and why assistance is being denied. Under such circumstances, Community Development Division will recommend a household seek safe housing as soon as possible.

Maximum Funding Per Application for Owner‐Occupied Single‐Family Structures

  • Up to $10,000 per application may be available for approved, eligible repairs. Repair(s) costing more than $10,000 are not eligible. Once completed, no additional assistance may be requested before one full year (12 consecutive months) has passed.
  • Homes built before 1978 may only be eligible for up to $5,000 for approved, eligible repairs. Repair(s) costing more than $5,000 are not eligible if repair triggers Interim Controls for Lead-Based Paint rules and regulations. One completed, no additional assistance may be requested before one full year (12 consecutive months) has passed.
  • A lifetime maximum of 5 repairs for any structure or household.

Once the approved repairs are completed and the contractor(s) receives payment, no additional repairs can be requested or approved.

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1. What type of repairs are eligible?
2. What type of repairs are not eligible?
3. Will the repairs need to be paid back?
4. How do I apply?
5. What happens after I apply?
6. What are other provisions?
7. Do I need good credit?
8. I still have a mortgage payment, can I qualify for the program?
9. What are the steps to receive assistance?
10. What kind of help should I receive if my application is approved?
11. Does the assistance need to be paid back?
12. Will a lien be placed against my property?
13. What do I need to do after the project is completed?