The City of Charlotte Safe Home Program is accepting applications for home repairs through Nov. 23, 2016.

The goals of the Safe Home Program are to bring the home into compliance with the City’s Minimum Housing Code standards & mitigate exposure to lead-based paint.

To apply, call 704-336-3311 or visit: http://ow.ly/BT4u305iOC3.

 

Housing Rehabilitation

The City of Charlotte provides several housing repair programs for low-income city residents. In addition, the City partners with nonprofit organizations offering home repair programs to the Charlotte community.

Safe Home Housing Rehabilitation Program

The Safe Home Housing Rehabilitation Program provides grants to low-income homeowners to address needed home repairs. The program seeks to correct code and incipient violations (items in a house that will need to be repaired or replaced in two to three  years) and make general property improvements.  The program serves single-family owner-occupied dwellings.

Qualifications:

  • Residences located within Charlotte city limits
  • Single-family homeowners occupying the home, with incomes under 60 percent of the area median income

Application Period: Oct. 1 – Nov. 23, 2016

Resources:

Other Charlotte Housing Repair Programs

LeadSafe Charlotte Program

The LeadSafe Charlotte program provides grants to low-income homeowners to address unsafe lead paint conditions that pose a potential health hazard to young children. The program is designed to assist owners of single and multi-family dwellings and investor owners of properties with two or more bedrooms.

Qualifications:

  • Single-family homeowner occupying the home, with incomes under 80 percent of the area median income
  • Single-family rental properties (up to for units), occupied by families under 80 percent of the area median income
  • Multi-family rental properties with 80 percent of the families under 80 percent of the area median income

Application Period: Year-round

Safe Home Emergency Repair Program

The Safe Home Emergency Repair Program is designed to address immediate threats to the health and safety of residents of single-family housing which resulted from a recent system failure.  The program serves single-family owner-occupied dwellings.

Qualifications:  

  • Residences located within Charlotte city limits
  • Single-family homeowners occupying the home, who certify they do not have cash on hand to complete the needed repairs

Application period:

  • For heating repairs, Nov. 1- March 30
  • For all other emergencies:  Year-round

 

 

Sources: City of Charlote website: http://charlottenc.gov/NBS/Housing/Homeowners/Pages/Rehabilitation.aspx and th City of Charlotte Neighborhood & Business Services facebook page: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=912532585543875&id=770634043067064&__tn__=%2As