The Housing Preservation Grant Program is often combined with the Emergency Repair Program and may include replacement and/or repair of the following:
- Water / Sewer / Wells
- Plumbing / Electrical
- Heating / Hot Water Equipment
- Handicapped Accessibility Improvements (such as the installation of a ramp)
- Other items that create an emergency safety situation
- Energy conservation measures, such as doors and insulation
- Additions to a dwelling when it is clearly necessary to alleviate overcrowding or remove a health hazard
- Other items may qualify only if they are combined with a necessary repair, such as painting, paneling, floor covering, closets / shelving, kitchen cabinets, air conditioning, or landscape plantings. If eligible, these improvements must not exceed 20% of the total project cost.
The Housing Preservation Grant Program is funded through USDA Rural Development, and home repair assistance comes in the form of grants or loans depending on project cost. To find out if you qualify for assistance through the Housing Preservation Grant Program, please contact the Home Improvement Office.