Emergency home repair funds available

Emergency home repair funds available

Fiscal help is readily available to qualified family members in Mecosta and Osceola counties for unexpected emergency house repairs through the Mecosta/Osceola County Housing Commission.

Large Rapids Housing Commission assistant director Linda Miller stated the funding arrives from past financial loans to owners by means of a Neighborhood Progress Block Grant that have been repaid to the housing fee.

“Basically, we are just recycling the dollars each individual yr,” Miller explained. “Both counties have money offered correct now that have to be used by June 30 or returned to the condition.”

Miller reported the Massive Rapids Housing Fee currently has above $50,000 offered for use on crisis dwelling repairs.

Osceola County Administrator Tim Ladd explained to the county board of commissioners all through its assembly Tuesday, March 7, that the housing commission presently has close to $57,000 offered for crisis property repairs to competent applicants.

“This is aimed at inhabitants that have the principal residency exemption and a (taxable) worth of significantly less than $64,700,” Ladd reported. “It is for unexpected emergency repairs that they may well have to have on their house. It can be a roof that is leaking, electrical issues that can be a hazard, broken windows. If they have to have a new properly or septic tank. There is funds accessible for all those varieties of factors if they satisfy the skills.”

The funding is readily available on a 1st arrive-initial experienced foundation. To qualify, owners should possess and have lived in the residence for at minimum one particular yr and have to be up to date on their taxes and insurance policy. Additionally, they have to meet profits limitations based mostly on domestic quantities.

Qualifying house owners should complete an application and make contact with the Mecosta/Osceola Crisis Fix Plan to established up an appointment. 

Needed documentation for the appointment consists of the subsequent:

  • Assets deed
  • Proof of up to day homeowner’s insurance
  • Property finance loan assertion reflecting the present stability
  • Most new Federal Money Tax Return
  • Proof of latest profits
  • Identification and Social Safety playing cards.
  • For repairs costing over $2,500, a zero-interest lien is placed on the assets, which is because of in comprehensive when the house is bought or usually disposed of, Miller mentioned.

In Osceola County, citizens intrigued in making use of for aid may call the county administrator’s workplace at 231-832-6196.

In Mecosta County programs are out there by contacting the Big Rapids Housing Fee at 231-796-8689, or e-mail: [email protected].