2021-2022 Urgent Repair Program
Home Solutions of Davidson County, NC (HSDCNC) has been awarded $100,000 by the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency (NCHFA) under the 2021 cycle of the Urgent Repair Program to assist Davidson County residents. The Urgent Repair program finances emergency home repairs to owner-occupied homes of veterans, the elderly (62+), and disabled whose incomes are below 50% of the statewide median. Only repairs that address imminent threats to the life and/or safety of occupants of the dwelling unit, or accessibility modifications, will be performed under the program. A total of 16 households are projected to be assisted during this grant cycle.
In the Urgent Repair Program, one or two critical problems may be repaired, but the entire house is not addressed. Examples of work typically done under this program include roofs, heating and cooling system repairs, electrical issues and plumbing or septic system repairs. This program also provides accessibility modifications such as ramps, grab bars, chair height toilets and wider doors.
HSDCNC will provide assistance to those whose homes are selected for repairs in the form of a loan. Homeowners will receive an unsecured deferred, interest-free loan, forgiven at a rate of $2,000 per year until the principal balance is reduced to zero.
Intakes can be taken by phone at 336-236-1675. Applications are subject to approval. Qualifying applicants are ranked by a pre-determined points system to ensure that those with the most qualifying factors are protected from injury or displacement as quickly as possible . Once all funds are exhausted for the current funding cycle, qualifying applicants must reapply for the next cycle. Additional points will be awarded for qualifying applicants who were not served during prior funding cycle(s).
For more information regarding the Urgent Repair Program or any of our other services then please click the button below.
The funds provided by the NCHFA for the Urgent Repair Program come from the North Carolina Housing Trust Fund.
2022 Group Work Camp coming this July!
Are you a homeowner in need of some minor repairs (nothing involving licensed contractors) or minor accessibility modifications such as grab-bars or small ramps? HSDCNC is taking applications for our 11th Biennial Group Workcamp. During these camps, we try to assist as many Davidson County residents with minor home repairs or accessibility modifications within one week with the help of some amazing youth groups from all over the U.S.!
For this event, we will take 80 applications for review. However, only 30-50 will be chosen as qualifying sites are determined by difficulty, price estimates, volunteer safety and distance. Remember, these must be jobs that a small group of 5-6 teenagers and their adult leaders can complete within one work week.
If chosen, then your group will arrive at your home between 8:30-10:00 Monday morning. This group will be assigned to you for the whole week so be prepared to talk, laugh, love and praise with your helping hands as they tackle projects such as interior or exterior painting, small drywall repairs, porch or step repairs, soffit or fascia repairs, small ramps, handrails, grab-bars, mobile home skirting, etc. Groups will leave your home everyday between 4:00-5:00pm with the exception of Wednesday which is their half day. Recipients are not required to provide food or drinks for the volunteers.
HSDCNC sponsored Group Work Camps have always been provided due in part to the United Way of Davidson County. Without the communities support for UWDC, along with their support of Home Solutions, then these camps would just not be possible. If you, or someone you know, would be interested in participating, or being a recipient, of this year's camp then please fill out the online form found in the link below.