The objective is to make repairs to items that present an immediate safety and health threat, structural danger or would otherwise render the property uninhabitable. General maintenance items, repairs usually less than $300, will not be considered eligible.
Prior rehabilitation and relocation cases may be allowed emergency assistance at any time if they are otherwise eligible. There is a limit of two emergency grants per year, and no more than five in a five-year period.
Property Taxes and Housing Payments
The applicant shall have no outstanding delinquent property taxes, and housing payments shall be current.
Ownership and Occupancy
Applicants are required to own and reside in their home for one year before eligible for assistance through this program.
Repair or replacement of structural items, electrical, plumbing, heating or roofing items, or other damage resulting from natural disasters are eligible. Wheelchair ramps or air conditioning may be eligible if verified as a medical necessity.
Up to $4,500 emergency assistance may be provided. Additional costs may be charged to the homeowner.
Contingency assistance of an additional $499 is available for unforeseen or urgent situations which may arise after work has started.
The total emergency assistance will not exceed $4,999.
A lien shall be placed on the property in association with emergency assistance for one year. The lien will be released at the end of the year.