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  Homeownership & Home Repair Repairing a home


HeRO Program

HOME Repair Opportunity Program


Who is eligible?


Homeowners whose annual income does not exceed 80 percent of the Area Median Income for the property area, in accordance with HOME regulations are eligible. Income levels differ from county to county but are usually within a maximum range of $35,500-$51,600.


Eligible homeowners may receive cash assistance up to $20,000 for repairs.


The homeowner must occupy the property as his or her principal residence.


The homeowner must execute a Land Use Restriction Agreement (LURA) with a term of three years. Grant funds must be paid in full if the property is sold at any time prior to three years.


Only counties covered by participating Community Development Agencies qualify for the HeRO Home Repair Program. Applications for the HeRO program are obtained from participating agencies.