3. Greene County Whole Home Repair- The Greene County Whole Home Repair program provides moderate rehabilitation assistance to owner occupied homes located in Greene County. This program provides moderate assistance(up to $50,000.00)for repairs. This program prioritzes applicants/homes needing ADA accessibilty modifications and/or applicants with veteran status. Applications are closed for this program and funding has been committed.
The intent of Greene County's Owner-Occupied Housing Rehabilitation Programs is to correct housing code deficiencies and comply with all applicable local codes. Housing code deficiencies will be defined by way of the International Property Maintenance Code, with priority focusing on health and safety problems. If the township or borough in which the property is located has adopted a building code other than the IPMC, the local municipal code shall also be adhered to. Property owners will only receive assistance if there are code deficiencies that need to be corrected. No repairs will be permitted that are solely for cosmetic purposes.
The property must have at least $1,000 in code deficiencies in order to receive funding assistance. Approved applicants will be placed on the waitlist to recieve a home inspection. The home inspector will then develop a scope of work and a cost estimate, that will need to be approved by the County. The federal program guidelines require that all code definicies must be corrected before the project is complete. Other program funding does not require that all code deficiencies are corrected, and in those cases, we may be able to make repairs that would not be feasible under the programs utilizing federal funds.
NOTE: If the housing inspector and the program’s housing rehabilitation specialist agree that it is not feasible to eliminate all the major housing code deficiencies (which affect the health and safety of its occupants) and lead hazards,it is the County’s policy not to improve that specific housing structure unless there are funds available from another source that allow it.
NOTE: The HOME Program cannot approve projects that only need ADA modifications. The rehabilitation must be less than 50% ADA Modifications.