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Home Repair Assistance

The City of Avondale Home Repair Program offers eligible homeowners assistance with either emergency or substantial home repairs. The Program is available to homeowners who need help with things like roof repair, water heater replacement, cooling and heating system repairs, plumbing leaks, weatherization and electrical wiring problems. This program can also be used for handicapped conversions such as the widening of doors and the installation of grab bars and ramps.

Who qualifies?
The program is available to individuals and families who own and occupy their home and have an annual gross income that does not exceed 80% of the HUD Area Median Income (adjusted for household size) and meet all other qualification requirements. 

What is an emergency repair?
An emergency repair is something unexpected like the sudden breakdown of an air-conditioner or a water heater. It can also be something that has become progressively worse like a leaking pipe or roof.  Emergency repairs are limited to remediating health and safety issues in the home and assistance is provided as a grant to the homeowner.

What is substantial repair?               
Substantial repair allows many items to be brought up to standard at one time, such as the complete re-plumbing, re-wiring and re-roofing of a home. Funding for this purpose is provided as a no-interest, no-payment, forgivable loan. The loan principle is reduced each year as long as the owner continues to own and occupy the home. It is sometimes necessary for the homeowner to temporarily move out of the home while the work is being conducted. The City will pay for temporary housing if this becomes necessary.

It is the policy of the City of Avondale to serve all persons on a first-qualified first-served basis regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age or disability. Persons requiring hearing, visual, mobility, language or other accommodations may contact the City at 623.333.2706 or TDD at 623.333.0010 to make special arrangements.

Es la norma de la ciudad de Avondale de servir a todas las personas sobre un primero-calificado, primero-servido base. La ciudad prohíbe la discriminación contra personas en base a su raza, color, religión, origen nacional, sexo, edad o inhabilidad. Los individuos que requieren acomodación razonable pueden solicitar ayuda llamando al 623.333.2706 o TDD al 623.333.0010.

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