Emergency Home Repair Funds Now Available to Qualifying Iredell and Lincoln County Homeowners
Applications are now being accepted by the Centralina Council of Governments for the 2012 Urgent Repair Program. This program provides funds to assist very-low and low-income households to address housing conditions which post imminent threats to life and/or safety or to provide accessibility modification and other repairs necessary to prevent displacement of ‘special needs’ homeowners (elderly 62 or older, handicapped or disabled, a single parent living with a dependent in the home, frail elderly, etc). A total of $84,000 is available through this program to assist up to 14 households in the two county area.
Qualified applicants must reside in Iredell or Lincoln County and own and occupy the home in need of repair; must have a household income which does not exceed 50% of the county median income for the household size; must have a special need, and must have urgent repair needs which cannot be met through other state or federally-funded housing assistance programs.
The following link contains an application and detailed information regarding program qualifications:
URP Program Announcement & Application Package
Please submit completed applications to Victoria Rittenhouse, Centralina Council of Governments, 525 N. Tryon Street, 12th floor, Charlotte, NC 28202. Due to limited funding homeowners are encouraged to apply by January 31, 2013, although the application period extends through June 15, 2013.
Questions should be directed to Victoria Rittenhouse by phone 704-688-6502 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our mission is to protect and promote the health, safety, and general welfare of our citizens through the implementation of stainable land use and planning principles, sound administration of the 2030 Horizon Plan and enforcement of the Iredell County Land Development Code.
The award-winning Iredell County Department of Planning, Development, and Transportation Services has a staff of ten (10) professionals who provide public services related to land development activities. Functions of the department include current and long-range planning, subdivision of property, sedimentation and erosion control, Geographic Information System (GIS) analysis, and multimodal transportation efforts. Department employees also serve as staff support and technical advisors to the Iredell County Board of Commissioners as well as several other Iredell County boards, including the Planning Board, Board of Adjustment, and Farmland Preservation Board.
The Department predominantly serves citizens and enforces land development regulations within the unincorporated areas of the county not located within a town or city. However, staff in the department proactively engages with each municipality within Iredell County as well as numerous other counties, cities, and agencies within this region of the State to ensure that Iredell County citizens and officials are represented in efforts that may affect the county.
July 2012 News Article