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.

Applications will be accepted until funding has been depleted and are available through WSOS Community Action Commission, or by calling 1.800.775.9767.