About the program:

The Home Repair Program provides home repairs for people of low income in Henderson County. The program is administered by the Housing Assistance Corporation in partnership with other service providers. In 2016, Housing Assistance was able to serve 89 homeowners and make 282 repairs. 

What types of repairs does the program offer?

The Home Repair Program will only make repairs that eliminate health and safety hazards. Cosmetic repairs are not eligible for the program. Examples of eligible repairs include, but are not limited to:

  • Ramps
  • Grab bars
  • Leaking faucets
  • Roof leaks
  • Floor Repair
  • Minor plumbing repairs
  • Water heater replacement
  • Steps and handrails
  • Fall prevention modifications

Who makes the repairs?

The repairs are completed by a combination of Housing Assistance staff, volunteers, and paid subcontractors. 

Who is eligible for home repairs?

You are eligible for the Home Repair Program if:

  • You are a homeowner.
  • You live in the home for which you are requesting repairs and own no other.
  • The household gross annual income does not exceed 50% of the areas median income.
  • You have no other source or means to pay for repairs.
  • Veterans providing a DD Form 214. 

Are there any costs?

There is no mandatory cost to the homeowner to participate in the Home Repair Program. However, if you are able to contribute funds to help pay for materials or labor, your voluntary contribution will be greatly appreciated. Your monetary contribution will help stretch the Home Repair Program dollars so more home can be repaired. 

What documents are required?

In order to verify information for your application please bring the following documentation for each household member, if applicable:

  • Proof of income from all sources:
    • Benefits letter for SSI, SS, Pension
    • 12 Months of wage history
    • Child Support payments received
    • Disability payments received
  • Proof of home ownership, such as:
    • Deed in your name
    • Copy of the title in your name
    • Current property tax bill in your name
  • If you own a mobile home on a rental lot:
    • You need a notarized letter from the lot owner giving permission to perform tasks that might impact their property, such as building a ramp. The letter also needs to state the location of septic or utility lines. 

How can I apply?

To receive more information about the home repair program or the application, use the form to the right or contact us at (828) 692-4744. You can also download the form and bring it to our office during business hours. In order to qualify for the program, you must own a home, you must meet the income requirements, and the repairs requested must be a health or safety hazard. 

 
With the help of the construction supervisor and volunteers, this home now has a new ramp!

With the help of the construction supervisor and volunteers, this home now has a new ramp!

Volunteers helping to repair a kitchen floor. 

Volunteers helping to repair a kitchen floor. 

“I’m a happy person. I’m happy with my friends and my pets and I love the Lord. Housing Assistance did a very good job with my repairs, you are very nice people, and I appreciate it more than I can say.” -Wanda Jumper

“I’m a happy person. I’m happy with my friends and my pets and I love the Lord. Housing Assistance did a very good job with my repairs, you are very nice people, and I appreciate it more than I can say.”

-Wanda Jumper


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