The Emergency Repair Program assists low and moderate income persons with emergency repairs that occur without warning and are a threat to the health and safety of the applicant.
- Applicants must own and occupy the residence.
- Applicant must not have received prior assistance from the City under any housing program.
- Applicants annual income must not exceed 50% of the median income for the City as set by HUD.
TIP: Family sizes in excess of 8 persons are calculated by adding 8% of the four-person income limit for each additional family member. That is, a 9-person limit should be 140% of the 4-person limit, the 10-person limit should be 148%. The income limit values for large households (9-12 persons) must be rounded to the nearest $50. Therefore, all values from 1 to 24 are rounded down to zero and all values from 25 to 49 are rounded up to 50.
How the Program Works
Emergency repairs will not exceed $5,000 and requires the Division Manager’s approval. Emergency repairs will be inspected to insure they fall into the without warning criteria.
Housing and Neighborhood Services is responsible for:
Verifying an actual emergency exists
- Preparation of work specifications
- Obtaining bids from qualified contractors
- Monitoring work done