The State Housing Initiatives Partnership Program (SHIP) provides funds to local governments as an incentive to create partnerships that produce and preserve affordable home ownership and multi-family housing. Applications are accepted year round by appointment as funding is available
The Emergency Home Repair Program will provide home repair assistance of up to $9,500 for qualified families facing acute emergencies.
Funding for this program is through the SHIP-State Housing Initiative Partnership Program. (The maximum amount of assistance is subject to change).
Home Repair Assistance:
When funding is available, SHIP pays for repairs that remove conditions that are an imminent threat to the health and safety of the residents. Eligible repairs include re-roofs, electrical repairs, plumbing repairs, and heating/cooling replacement or repair. This program cannot remodel units but instead repairs existing hazardous living conditions.
No repayment shall be required provided the client agrees to reside in his or her property as his or her principal place of residence and not to sell, lease, rent, refinance or transfer the property. If a recipient of assistance from this program sells, leases, rents, refinances or transfers their home within five years from the date of signing the Rehabilitation Agreement, the entire amount of assistance must be repaid. If the assisted unit is sold, leased, etc. during years six through nine, a pro-rated amount must be repaid (80% if sold during year six, 60% if sold during year seven, 40% if sold during year eight, 20% if sold during year nine and 0% if sold during year ten).
In the event funding becomes available for the SHIP Emergency Repair Strategy a notice would be published and advertised for applications.