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Posted on: February 17, 2015

Emergency Housing Funds Available to Repair Imminent Threat to Health and Safety

The Northwest Regional Housing Program has funds available to assist qualifying owner-occupied homeowners make “emergency situation” repairs to ensure imminent threat to health and safety is addressed in a timely and efficient manner.

Emergency situation repairs may include, but are not be limited to, the replacement of a failed furnace, septic system, or well.

1) Homeowners must be at or below the household income guidelines found on the Regional Housing Program Page.

2) Homeowners must have property insurance.

3) Homeowners are not required to have equity in their property. In addition, property liens, judgments and unpaid taxes do not preclude a homeowner from receiving assistance as it relates to emergency situations.

4) Emergency situations must be clearly documented to show the imminent threat to health and safety.

5) The maximum limit on emergency project costs is $15,000.00, with some exceptions.

6) Homeowners eligible for assistance will receive funds by the execution of a mortgage on the home in the form of a zero percent interest deferred payment loan.

Homeowners experiencing “emergency situation” repairs should contact Kim Gifford, Housing Development Specialist, at 715-635-2197 for an application.

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