According to Federal guidelines, priority is given to repairs which eliminate health and safety hazards (lead-based paint and housing code violations). Work to improve handicapped accessibility and energy conservation are also considered. The following are examples of eligible repairs.
Abatement of asbestos in flooring, walls, siding, roofs and around pipes. Abatement of materials containing lead, i.e. paint and pipes.
Walls, ceilings and floors, stairs and porches, roofs and chimneys, exterior and interior paint, gutters and leaders, plumbing and plumbing fixtures, furnaces, boilers and hot water heaters, wiring and electrical service upgrades.
Handicapped Barrier Removal
Wheelchair ramps, widened doorways, special plumbing fixtures, handrails, stair glides.
Storm windows and doors, replacement windows, ventilation.
Work covered by insurance claims, general remodeling/additions, cosmetic improvements, work begun prior to approval for participation in the Housing Rehabilitation Program. Reimbursement is not provided for work done previously.