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ISSUE DATE: 12/2014

No provisions.


Payments for home repairs have these conditions:

The client must own and live in the home.

The request must be to repair the roof, foundation, wiring, heating system (including chimney) or water and sewer system.

The client must document the need for the repair.

The payment must be reasonable when considering the condition of the home against alternate cost-effective housing.

The county agency must verify the client does not have sufficient liquid assets (or assets that can be liquidated in time to help) to pay for the repair. Clients must apply available assets toward the cost of the repair with the county paying the difference.

The county agency must determine if alternate resources are available for all or part of the repair cost.

The client must provide at least 1 estimate of the repair cost. The county agency can require 2 additional estimates if it determines the 1st one is excessive. Pay the cost of estimates with special need funds.

There must be a written agreement between the county agency and the vendor when the agency pays the vendor directly. The vendor must complete the work before payment.

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