Due to an influx of need, we have suspended all applications for the Emergency Home Repair Program until further notice.
Our repair programs offer a fresh start for homeowners whose homes are in need of major repairs, which can be expensive. GCRA’s expert staff provide the resources to make these repairs possible. By working with GCRA, homeowners can feel reassured knowing the projects will be completed by reputable contractors that provide quality service in a timely manner.
GCRA believes in improving the quality of life for the citizens of Greenville County. Recognizing that some homeowners need assistance with major repairs that aging homes require, GCRA offers two different home repair programs.
The Emergency Home Repair Grant Program offers financial assistance of up to $10,000 for seniors (age 62+) and disabled residents in situations requiring urgent home repairs. The money for repairs necessary to meet code requirements is provided by grant funding and is free to the homeowner. Program participants must live within Greenville County, outside the city limits of Greenville, SC, and must fall within low- to moderate-income levels as published by HUD.
*Low - Moderate Income Limits
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*U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Annual Income Limits, Effective June 6, 2016
(Income limits are published by the Department of HUD)
Once the homeowner is approved for the program, GCRA will arrange for an assessment of the house and will oversee the project to make sure necessary repairs are completed properly and in a timely manner. Licensed, bonded, and insured contractors approved by GCRA will perform the repairs. Examples of qualifying repairs include: roof repair/replacement, heating and air conditioning system installation, handicap-accessibility modifications, plumbing, electrical wiring, and flooring.
For more information about the Emergency Home Repair Grant Program, please call us at 864-242-9801.