ALABAMA residents have the opportunity to qualify for up to $25,000 in federal money for home repairs.
The money was included in the government’s 2021 Covid-19 stimulus package and is finally being disbursed via the Critical Home Repair program.
Not every homeowner will qualify for the assistance, however.
To get the aid, your home must be in need of serious repairs, according to Timothey Fletcher, the program manager with Central Alabama Regional Planning and Development.
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“What we’re trying to do is give someone basic shelter,” Fletcher told the Montgomery Advertiser. “This money is without strings.”
Homes in need of mere beautification will not qualify, according to Fletcher.
Instead, the program is meant to help out with repairs that threaten their residents’ ability to live safely in the house.
To qualify, homeowners must have low or moderate income and live in single-family or manufactured housing.
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That means those in multi-family housing and apartments do not qualify for the cash.
The money can be used for several specific repairs, as determined by an inspector.
- Roof replacement
- HVAC repair or replacement
- Plumbing repairs
- Electrical repairs
- Limited structural repairs
- Exterior painting
- Septic System
The program is first-come first-served.
Steps to apply can be found online.
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