Monday, April 8, 2013

Emergency Home Repair Program waiting list open in Horry County

Low income residents of the unincorporated areas of Horry County can put their names on a waiting list for funds to make emergency repairs to their homes.

The Emergency Home Repair Program addresses repairs to roofs, electrical systems and plumbing problems that may prevent residents from living in a safe and sanitary environment.

Horry County's Community Development Block Grant Office http://www.horrycounty.org/depts/finance/cdbg.asp is taking names of residents who may qualify and will send them application packets.

To qualify, residents must have a household income that is considered low-income by U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) guidelines.

If approved, the homeowners must agree to a forgivable loan for the cost of the improvements.

The applicant must own and occupy the home for the past year, have a copy of the recorded deed in their name, and be up to date on property taxes and mortgage payments. Mobile Homes that are not legally affixed to the property by deed or other document are not eligible.

CDBG will be making over $500,000 for the Emergency Home Repair Program available, starting July 1, 2013. Applications are taken on a first-come, first-serve basis with a preference toward elderly and/or disabled homeowners.

For more information on the Housing Rehabilitation Program or to receive an application packet, please call the Horry County Community Development Block Grant Office at 843-915-7033.