The Emergency Home Repair program will provide home repair assistance in the form of a grant to qualified single-family owner-occupied housing units. This program is not intended to be a "mini-rehab" program, but rather to correct a problem that poses an immediate threat to the health and safety of the household occupants. For example, replacing a furnace where there is no heat.
The following are examples if items that are eligible for repair and/or replacement:
- Structural system repairs and replacements mechanical system repairs and replacements plumbing system tap-ins Accessibility improvements
The following are examples of items that are not eligible for repair and/or replacement:
- Painting, paneling or carpeting air conditioning garage repairs or improvements landscape plantings.
- Roof replacement is usually not considered an emergency but will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
In order to receive assistance under this activity, an applicant household must meet all of the following criteria:
- Be an owner occupant of a single-family dwelling unit in the City of Sandusky.
- Applicant has not received assistance through any city housing rehab program within the last five years.
- Applicant may not have assets of more than $10,000 nor reside in a dwelling unit which has existing defects creating a threat to the health and safety of household occupants.
- Maintain the housing unit as a principal residence.
- Total household income must be below the Household Income Guidelines.
- Must meet HUD criteria of decent, safe and sanitary at time of occupancy.