RALEIGH—More than 570 low-income homeowners in North Carolina will receive emergency repairs to their homes thanks to $4.5 million from the NC Housing Finance Agency awarded through its Urgent Repair Program (URP) to 37 local governments and organizations serving 55 counties. These households will join more than 16,305 households across all 100 counties that have been assisted by this program since its inception.
URP operates statewide through local governments, regional organizations, community action agencies and other nonprofit sponsors. Funding is provided to these groups to allocate loans up to $10,000 per household to very low-income homeowners for emergency repairs to correct safety hazards or to make accessibility modifications to homes for the elderly, veterans or people with disabilities.
Last year, URP assisted more than 600 homeowners, with an average household income of $15,225. More than three quarters of those beneficiaries were elderly and nearly half were people with disabilities.
“The Urgent Repair Program provides essential support to our state’s most vulnerable citizens,” said Scott Farmer, executive director of the NC Housing Finance Agency. “These investments help North Carolinians remain safely in their homes and out of costly institutions, saving public health care dollars.”
The entities receiving funding during the 2021 Urgent Repair Program funding cycle are:
- Baptists on Mission
- Beaufort County
- Catawba County
- Community Housing Coalition of Madison County
- Community Housing Solutions of Guilford, Inc.
- Forsyth County
- Four Square Community Action, Inc.
- Gaston County
- Habitat for Humanity Cabarrus County, Inc.
- Habitat for Humanity of Durham, Inc.
- Habitat for Humanity of the Charlotte Region, Inc.
- Habitat for Humanity of the NC Sandhills, Inc.
- City of Hickory
- City of High Point
- Hoke County
- Hope Comes Home
- Johnston-Lee-Harnett Community Action, Inc.
- Kerr-Tar Regional Council of Governments
- Lexington Housing Community Development Corporation
- Macon County
- Moore County
- Mountain Housing Opportunities, Inc.
- Mountain Projects, Inc.
- Orange County
- Partners in Ministry
- Pitt County
- Resources for Seniors, Inc.
- City of Rocky Mount
Consumers can learn more and search for a partner offering assistance in their area at https://www.nchfa.com/current-homeowners/repairing-your-home/urgent-repair-program.
The NC Housing Finance Agency, a self-supporting public agency, has financed 306,130 homes across the state. To learn more about the Agency and its programs, visit www.HousingBuildsNCcom.