Very – low/low income households in Moore County are encouraged to submit a Request for Assistance under the 201 9 Urgent Repair Program to the Planning & Transportation Department beginning Tuesday, September 3 rd thru Friday, September 2 7 th by 4:30pm.
The program will help assist very – low/low income households with special needs in addressing housing conditions that pose imminent threats to life and/or safety or provide accessibility modifications and other repairs necessary to prevent displacement of homeowners with special needs. A maximum of $ 10 ,000 in repairs ma y be invested in any single home under this program.
Priority for assistance are rated and ranked by a number of factors including: disabled household member, elderly household member (age 62 or older), single parent household (with one or more children in the home), large family (5 or more permanent residents), the presence of a child under 6 with elevated blood lead level, military veteran, households receiving no prior housing rehab assistance from the County, income (as determined by percent of Area M edian Income ) . Under North Carolina Housing Finance Agency Program Guidelines, a minimum of 50% of households assisted must have incomes which are less than 30% of the area median income for the household size, and no household with an income exceeding 50 % of the area median income will be eligible. (URP1 9 Income Limits listed below).
2019 Income Limits for Moore County
|Number in Household||30% of Median Income||50% of Median|
(“Very Low Income”)
Eligible applicants must own and occupy the home or have life estate rights, be current on all property taxes, and the residence must be located within the county limits of Moore County (including those within town/city limits) . The house must have urgent repair needs that cannot be met through other state or federally – funded housing assistance programs. Those previously served under the Urgent Repair Program likely will not receive additional funding as there is a lifetime cap o n the total amount of assistance one home may receive under this program. Duplexes and triplexes and the like are not eligible for assistance with this program.
The Urgent Repair Program is a $100,000 award to Moore County by the North Carolina Housing F inance Agency. It is anticipated approximately 1 0 homes countywide over the next 18 months will be served under this program. For more information or to receive a Request for Assistance please contact the Moore County Planning & Transportation Department at (910) 947 – 5010.
“This program was sponsored by Moore County, with funds provided by the North Carolina Housing Trust Fund”