Notice of Funds Available: Urgent Repair Program (URP22)
The North Carolina Housing Finance Agency (the Agency) proposes to make a total of $6.6 million available for the 2022 Urgent Repair Program (URP22). Program funding enables recipient organizations to provide deferred, forgiven loans of up to $12,000 for emergency home repairs and modifications to very low-income owner-occupied homes. Eligible households are those with one or more full-time household members with special needs (e.g., elderly, disabled and/or Veteran full-time household members or a child six years of age or under living in the home with lead hazards). Household incomes cannot exceed 50% of area median income.
Nonprofit organizations, local governments and regional councils of government with the technical capacity to manage residential construction projects are eligible to apply. Eligible applicants must cover service areas with a population of 5,000 or greater.
The maximum funding amount is $264,000 for projects serving two or more counties in their entirety, and $132,000 for projects serving a single county. The maximum funding for large CDBG Entitlement Cities is $66,000.
Potential applicants are encouraged to register for the URP22 Application Guideline Webinar, which will be presented on Monday, January 31, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. You can register for the URP22 Application Guideline Webinar by clicking the following link: URP22 Application Webinar. Please register for the Webinar no later than 3:00 p.m., January 30, 2022.
Application forms and guidelines are available now on this website. Under ‘Urgent Repair Program,’ select ‘Forms and Resources,’ and find the links under ‘URP22.’ The Program guidelines for the previous cycle, URP21, are also available. Program guidelines for URP22 will be completed at a later date. Completed applications must be received at the Agency by 5:00 p.m., February 28, 2022. For more information, please contact Mike Handley, 919-877-5627; Chuck Dopler, 919-981-5008; Donna Coleman, 919-981-5006; Kim Hargrove, 919-877-5682; or Dan McFarland, 919-875-3753.