Urgent Repair

Overview

The purpose of the Urgent Repair Program (URP) is to use funds to provide emergency home repairs for elderly, disabled, single parent homeowners or household size of 5 or more and other homeowners with special needs whose household incomes are below 80% of the area median income. The funds also may be used for accessibility modifications that enable homeowners to continue living in their homes after an injury or illness.

The expectation for the urgent repair program is to complete 10 jobs in Carteret County, ten jobs in Duplin County and 14 jobs in Onslow County. All jobs must be completed before 12/31/2011 on a total budget of $150,000 including program support.

Triumphs

  • A great triumph is improving the living conditions of thirty four families during the Urgent Repair Program year.
  • The Urgent Repair Program partners with CCA’s Weatherization and HARRP programs to make the homes more energy efficient and replace or repair the home’s heating and cooling system.

Stressors

  • It is a heavy burden to have a maximum of $5,000 dollars to spend on a home which has many needs.
  • Each program year, the program receives hundreds of applications to be scored and assessed with enough funding for only 34 homes.
  • Identifying contractors who can perform high quality work at equitable rates within a reasonable time frame continues to be a concern.

Aspirations

  • Continue to receive Urgent Repair Funds in order to alleviate housing conditions which pose an imminent threat to the life or safety of very low and low-income homeowners with special needs.
  • Continue to leverage resources from partner organizations that also provide services toward housing repairs to the Urgent Repair Program’s target audience.
Single Family Rehab/URP Director
Director
Ted Austin
 
303 McQueen Avenue
P.O. Box 729
Newport, NC 28570
(252) 223-1640
Counties Served: Carteret, Duplin & Onslow


 

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