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 handicap 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 water heaters, wiring and electrical service
Handicapped Barrier Removal
Wheelchair ramps, widened doorways, special plumbing fixtures, handrails, stair glides
Insulation, storm windows and doors, replacement windows, ventilation
Work covered by insurance, general remodeling/additions, cosmetic improvements, work begun prior to approval for participation in the Housing Rehabilitation Program
Technical and Financial Procedures
Assistance is provided by the Housing Division’s Work Team throughout the project. The Housing Rehabilitation Program will provide application assistance, underwriting, identification of repairs, product information, work specifications, cost estimates, competitive bidding, contract document preparation, progress inspections, payment processing
Town of West Hartford is committed to assuring equal access to programs, activities and services to all individuals. The Town will work actively to comply with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
If you know of someone who may be interested in or eligible for the Housing Rehabilitation Program, please tell them to call (860) 561-7562.