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Mountain Housing Opportunities to Receive $75,000 Grant for Emergency Home Repairs

Press Contact Only:
Margaret Matrone, NCHFA, 919-877-5606,
Connie Helmlinger, NCHFA, 919-877-5607,

Senator Nesbitt and Rep. Goforth to Speak at Presentation April 18
State Senator Martin L. Nesbitt and Representative Bruce Goforth will speak at the presentation of a $75,000 grant to Mountain Housing Opportunities in Fairview, NC, on April 18. The North Carolina Housing Finance Agency is awarding the funds to Mountain Housing Opportunities to repair 25 homes in Buncombe County.

The presentation will be held at the home of Connie Strickland, for whom Mountain Housing Opportunities built a wheelchair ramp after a disabling automobile accident.


Senator Martin L. Nesbitt
Representative Bruce GoForth

Bob Kucab, executive director, N.C. Housing Finance Agency

Scott Dedman, executive director, Mountain Housing Opportunities  

Connie Strickland, homeowner  

April 18, 2:30 p.m.


50 Sayles Town Road, Fairview, NC 28730
Onsite Contact:

Will Parry-Hill, 919-622-8236

The N.C. Housing Finance Agency’s Urgent Repair Program uses the state Housing Trust Fund to provide grants for emergency home repairs and accessibility modifications for elderly or disabled homeowners. Household incomes are generally below 30% of the area median income.

“Thanks to Senator Nesbitt and Representative Goforth and their colleagues in the General Assembly, the state Housing Trust Fund has enabled many seniors and disabled persons to continue living in their own homes,” said Kucab. “By working with Mountain Housing Opportunities and other partners around the state, we are able to target our resources to our most vulnerable citizens.”


The North Carolina Housing Finance Agency is a self-supporting public agency. It has financed 184,000 affordable homes and apartments in the last three decades, including nearly 74,000 homes for first-time home buyers. To learn more, go to or call 919-877-5700 or 800-393-0988.