Homeownership & Home Repair
Repairing a home
HOME Repair Opportunity Program
Can Be Done
specific types of work are eligible for funding under the HeRO
program. These include:
Rehabilitation: The repair or updating of existing systems,
including: HVAC, plumbing or electrical wiring, repair or replacement of
all or part of a roof, interior or exterior painting including necessary
preparation, permanent floor coverings, replacement siding, and repair
of sidewalks/steps/porches/railings etc.
Risk Reduction: The removal or encapsulation of lead or lead-bearing
wood trim, siding, interior or exterior walls, windows, gutters etc.;
the removal of contaminated carpeting or flooring; removal and/or
replacement of contaminated topsoil, etc. to reduce the possibility of
Weatherization: Activities determined to reduce heating and/or
cooling costs, and to improve the overall safety and comfort of the
home. Repair or replacement of HVAC, installation of insulated windows,
caulking, sealing of exterior walls, etc.
Accessibility: Activities that will make an elderly or disabled
person better able to enter or move about their home, or to improve the
overall quality of life. This includes improvements to allow the elderly
to age in place, including ramps, lifts (but not elevators), re-locating
light switches and service outlets, widening doorways, lowering kitchen
counters, installing roll-in showers, etc.
receive multiple services, but total grant cannot exceed $20,000.