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In need of help with big home repairs?


The Whole-Home Repairs Program is open for applications by homeowners and landlords who own a maximum of five properties in Allegheny County through Friday, June 30.


Grants of up to $50,000 are available to qualifying homeowners through the state program being handled in Allegheny County by the group Action Housing. Allegheny County has received about $13 million for the program and expects to service 200-250 homeowners during this grant process. Landlords who own a maximum of five properties are also able to apply for forgivable loans.


“We want to help everyone but must prioritize homes with the worst damage due to limited funding,” according to info from Action Housing. “So, unfortunately, not everyone eligible will get their home repairs completed.”

Examples of home repairs being considered for these grants include severe or significant problems like a leaking roof, broken windows, shoddy electrical wiring or a crumbling foundation. The grants can also be applied for to make modifications to a home to accommodate residents with disabilities.


Eligible residents must also meet an income threshold that doesn’t exceed 80% of the area median income for Allegheny County.


Qualifying homeowners can apply online. Eligible recipients will then be contacted by someone from the Whole-Home Repairs Program who will schedule a home inspection. If approved, homeowners will be connected with a certified contractor.


For further information or a paper application, call Action Housing at (412) 248-0021 or email wholehomerepairs@actionhousing.org.



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