Learn about financial assistance options for home repairs.
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Learn about financial assistance options for home repairs.

Home Repair Assistance

1. Better Housing for Tompkins County

  • For residents of Tompkins County who meet income requirements.
  • Housing rehabilitation program for homeowners.
  • Home repairs for seniors and disabled residents.
  • Phone: (607) 273-2187
  • http://www.betterhousingtc.org


2.USDA Section 504 Loan and Grant Program (Repair and Rehabilitation)

  • Very low income (single family) homeowners in rural areas.
  • 1% loans up to $20,000; May be used for general repairs and improvements, or to make accessible for individuals with disabilities.
  • Use HUD guidelines.
  • Grants up to $7500 only for ages 62 or older to remove health or safety hazards.
  • Phone: (607) 753-0851
  • http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/HAD-RR_Loans_Grants.html


3. NY Energy Smart programs

  • Financial assistance or low-interest loans for energy efficiency improvements.
  • Radon mitigation may be able to be incorporated into work scope.
  • Phone: 1-(866)-NYSERDA


4. HUD 203(k) Mortgage Insurance Program


5. Remodel New York Program


6. Bishop Sheen Ecumenical Housing Foundation

Last updated October 5, 2016