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Home Rehabilitation and Repair Programs

Senior or Disabled Housing Repair
Due to minimal program funding,
there may be a five to ten year wait to receive assistance under this program.

The Schuylkill County Senior or Disabled Housing Repair Program is a countywide, owner-occupied housing repair program funded by the Schuylkill County Affordable Housing Trust Fund (Act 137). The program assists senior citizens repair or replace major systems in their home and provides disabled persons with increased access within their home.

Examples of major system repair or replacement includes the following systems: roof and drainage, electrical, fire and smoke protection, plumbing and fixtures, and heating.

Access modification/retrofitting assistance for disabled persons will be designed to expand living options, promote health and safety, and increase the ability to function effectively in the home. Access modification may include such improvements as ramps, zero-step entrances, widening doors and hallways.

Eligibility

Senior citizen is defined for the purpose of this program as an individual sixty-two (62) years of age or older. A disabled person is defined for the purposes of this program as an individual who is permanently disabled and has limited access or limited use of his/her/their dwelling unit. The disability must be verified by either Social Security Disability Determination or by a physician's statement. The program beneficiary must either have a disability or be the caretaker of a person with a disability, including dependents with disabilities that are in the care of their parents or legal guardian.

The applicant(s) must reside in Schuylkill County to be eligible for assistance. They must be the owner on record of the property to be assisted. Applicant(s) must utilize the property as their principal place of residence.

Ownership interest must be fee simple title or a minimum five-year leasehold interest (long-term ground lease). Value of the property to be assisted must be "modest" and may not exceed 95% of the FHA 203(b) Mortgage Limits for Schuylkill County which is currently set at $160,176. Applicant must document current status for all real estate taxes and homeowners insurance.

All applicants must meet certain income eligibility requirements. Household income may not exceed eighty percent (80%) of median income for senior citizens and one hundred percent (100%) of median income for disabled beneficiaries as established for Schuylkill County by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. Total income of all residents living in the household will be considered.

Assistance will be provided in the form of a zero percent (0%), five-year "conditional" grant. This grant will be forgiven in its entirety if the recipient(s) continues to reside in the assisted property for a period of five (5) full years and complies with all Program Guidelines.

For more information on the Schuylkill County Senior or Disabled Housing Repair Program, please call SCA at (570)622-1995


Home Rehabilitation and Repair Programs
Home Rehabilitation and Repair Programs


SCA is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer

SCA is firmly committed to the provision of assistance regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, military status, sexual orientation, or marital/family status.

 



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