The mission of the Critical Home Repair Program is to assist individuals and families to remain in their homes and live independently in a safe and sound environment. The Critical Home Repair Program provides for prioritized essential home repairs. City staff will work with you to determine the priority and amount of work that is allowable under the program guidelines. Funds can be used for work necessary to correct substandard, unsanitary or deteriorated condition(s). Types of repairs include correcting lead paint hazards; replacing roof and roofing elements; furnaces; hot water tanks; gas, water and sewer lines; minor electric; securing bowing/shifting basement walls; replacement for critically damaged windows and/or siding to create sound, airtight and watertight environments; and repair or replacement for critically damaged driveways or sidewalks; etc. Funds may also be used for health, and safety work necessary to eliminate physical barriers or increase independent living opportunities including but not limited to: custom designed ramps & handrails, widening doorways, modifying bathrooms for accessibility, installing grab bars, toilet assist railings, and porch or stair lifts, etc. in accordance with City housing standards.
Please call the Intake Line at 614-645-8526 to be placed on the waiting list, callers will be notified with a mailing when funding is available