Emergency Home Repair Program
The goal of the Emergency Home Repair Program (EHRP) is to improve the living conditions of low-income homeowners by removing health and safety hazards and/or architectural barriers from their homes.
What is the Emergency Home Repair Program?
The Emergency Home Repair Program (EHRP) is designed to make emergency repairs and accessibility improvements to homes owned and occupied by income-eligible persons. Typical repairs that may be performed with EHRP funds include:
- Plumbing repairs;
- Structural repairs to the roof, ceiling, walls, floors, stairs, etc., where hazards exist;
- Roof repair or replacement;
- Accessibility improvements such as wheelchair ramps, hand railings, grab bars, kitchen and bathroom adaptations, or doorway widening;
- Heat repair or installation; and
- Electrical repairs where hazards exist.
Assistance is provided as a zero-interest loan requiring no monthly payments for the following long-lasting repairs: New Roof, Heating System, Water System or Sewer System. If the homeowner occupies the home for five years after the repairs are complete, the loan is forgiven.
Clients must meet income and ownership eligibility criteria to receive emergency repairs.
Generally, total household income cannot exceed 50% of the area median income, adjusted for family size, as defined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban development. Applicants must demonstrate proof of income.
To receive repair work, the applicant must demonstrate ownership of the unit and it must be his or her primary residence.
There are several types of repairs not provided through this program. Emergency Home Repair is not “remodeling” or “home maintenance.” Its purpose is to remove health and safety hazards, and improve accessibility by installing wheelchair ramps, grab bars, etc. The maximum cost per unit may not exceed $10,000. Repairs average approximately $4,000 per unit.
*Income limits are slightly higher for households with a disabled resident.
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Income Guidelines
(Family Size - Max Gross Income)
- 1 Person - $22,800
- 2 Persons - $26,050
- 3 Persons - $29,300
- 4 Persons - $32,550
- 5 Persons - $35,200
- 6 Persons - $37,800
- 7 Persons - $40,400
- 8 Persons - $43,000
How to Apply
For more information or to initiate the application process, please call Robin Slade at 891-6528 or click here to obtain the application (PDF).
Economic & Community Development (ECD)
300 South Adams Street, B-27 Tallahassee, FL 32301-1731
The Frenchtown Renaissance Center, 435 North Macomb Street, Tallahassee, Florida
891-6500, FAX 891-6597