The Monroe County Commission on Aging
Serving Monroe County Seniors since 1973
Home repair involves the diagnosis and resolution of problems
in a home and is related to home maintenance to avoid such problems.
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Are you a homeowner dreaming of home improvements for your home? Or are you a landlord that would like to spruce up a rental property? MSHDA is here to help with a Property Improvement Program (PIP) loan for qualified borrowers!
Improvements must substantially protect or improve the basic livability of a single-family or manufactured home. Major systems repairs, replacement, and energy efficiency updates include:
Monroe County Opportunity Program
Community Development Block Grant is responsible for bringing homeowner-occupied homes up to Housing Quality Standards. These repairs include roofs, furnace, foundation, insulation, siding, and plumbing.
Emergency Housing Rehab Program offers qualifying homeowners with one rehabilitation project on their home. Rehabilitation projects can include but are not limited to roofing repair/replacement, furnace repair/replacement, ductwork repair/replacement, and well repair/replacement.
Family Self-Sufficiency Program is a five-year program to help clients become self-sufficient. The goal is to get the client off assistance and have the ability to save money for a home. A client must be on a housing voucher to qualify for this program.
Rental Assistance for the Homeless can help with up to 3 months of rent depending on qualification. Several guidelines apply to those who qualify. It is required for individuals to fill out a State of Emergency Relief (SER) form through the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), and then receive a decision notice. Individuals must have proof of income to show sustainability as well as a late notice or eviction notice.The Weatherization Assistance Program is a federally funded, residential energy conservation program. The program provides free home energy conservation services to homeowners and renters. These services reduce energy use and lower utility bills, thus creating more self-sufficient households. Services include:
For more information on these programs, stop by or contact the Monroe County Opportunity Program's Housing Quality & Energy Conservation at 734-241-2775
Monroe County Department of Health and Human Services
The State Emergency Relief program is primarily designed to maintain low-income households who are normally able to meet their needs but occasionally need help when an emergency arises. The SER program is not an appropriate solution to ongoing or chronic financial difficulties.Only the local Department of Health and Human Services experts should make eligibility determinations for this program due to many variables.