City Offers Homeowner Repair Assistance; Applications Accepted July 17

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COVINGTON – Homeowners in Covington may be eligible to receive assistance to address problems with faulty sewer laterals, inoperable furnaces or severe roof and gutter leaks, thanks to a program offered by the City of Covington’s Department of Development, Programs and Strategic Projects Division.

The Homeowner Repair Program will be offered on a first come, first served basis while funding is available with up to $5,000 offered per household. Fifty percent of program funds will be allocated for furnace, roof and gutter repairs.  Priority will be given to seniors, veterans and disabled households.

The other 50 percent of program funds will cover sewer lateral repairs. Priority will be given to sewer lateral repairs that are causing street damage as identified by the Community Services Division within the Department of Development. The City will cover the costs of any street restoration associated with a sewer lateral repair. The homeowner would be responsible for sidewalk restoration.

Homeowners can submit a completed application packet with all required supporting documentation in person beginning on July 17, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Covington City Hall, 20 West Pike Street.  The application review process can take up to thirty days.  Assistance to households will be based on eligibility and available funding.

The Homeowner Repair Program is funded through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and assists eligible low-income owner-occupants (one person households with maximum income of $39,900, four person households with income up to $56,950) of single family homes. Funds are available city-wide in the form of a deferred/forgivable loan.

The program eligibility guidelines, application packet and application instructions can be accessed here or by contacting the Department of Development at 859-292-2163.   

The Homeowner Repair Program is wholly funded through the CDBG Program that the City receives annually from the Department of Housing and Urban Development.