Four criteria required to obtain up to $25,000 in free home repair money from a $3 million fund

Residents of Alabama have the chance to receive federal funds of up to $25,000 for home repairs.

Thanks to the American Rescue Plan, Montgomery County will receive funding of $3 million to cover the costs of house repairs. Around 200 homes in the Alabama county are set to receive federal funding.

As part of the government’s 2021 Covid-19 stimulus package, funds have been allocated to the Critical Home Repair program. These funds are now being distributed to eligible recipients. It’s important to note that the assistance program may not be available to every homeowner.

WHO QUALIFIES?

According to Timothy Fletcher, the program manager with Central Alabama Regional Planning and Development, your home must require significant repairs to be eligible for assistance.

According to the Montgomery Advertiser, Fletcher stated, “Our goal is to provide individuals with fundamental shelter. The best part is that this money is untethered to any specific requirements.” Fletcher has made it clear that homes that require only cosmetic improvements will not be eligible.

The main aim of the program is to assist in fixing the issues that may pose a threat to the safety of the residents living in the house. Single-family or manufactured homeowners with low to moderate income are eligible for qualification. Unfortunately, individuals residing in multi-family housing and apartments are not eligible for the monetary assistance.

An inspector may identify various repairs that can be covered using the money.

    • Roof replacement
    • HVAC repair or replacement
    • Plumbing repairs
    • Electrical repairs
    • Limited structural repairs
    • Exterior painting
    • Septic System

The selection process for the program is based on a first-come, first-served approach. You can easily find the steps to apply online.

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