Written by Bill Fisher
Published: October 06, 2021
WAMY Community Action is now accepting applications for the Urgent Home Repair Program.
WAMY’s Urgent Home Repair Program, funded by the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency, provides home repair services for very low-income homeowners with special needs in Watauga, Avery, Mitchell, and Yancey counties.
Examples of special needs are the elderly, the disabled, single parents and / or five or more people living in the household. The goal of the Urgent Repair Program is to make repairs and alterations to alleviate poor housing conditions that pose a threat to the health and safety of the homeowner.
Emergency repairs correct living conditions that threaten your life or your safety, such as failing sewage treatment plants, dangerous heating systems or rotten floors.
The program can also pay for accessibility changes that allow you to stay in your home after an injury or serious illness.
WAMY will begin selecting applicants on October 15th. Once the home repair projects are selected, the urgent repair program will be closed but will reopen in spring 2022.
Those interested can call 828-264-2421 or visit WamyCommunityAction.org.