HDA carpenters have completed 900 home repairs throughout our area. In the counties we serve in East Kentucky (Breathitt, Knott, Leslie, and Perry), many houses are aging, in need of updated sources of heating and cooling, and/or are not safe and accessible for those who live there. We remedy those problems by making home repairs and home rehabilitations at an affordable price for the homeowner.
Many of the homeowners we’ve helped are elderly, disabled, live alone, and/or are Veterans. Our program helps income-eligible low-income homeowners get the home repairs they need – repairs that would be difficult for them to make physically or afford without our assistance. While improving the home’s quality, our repairs also allow the homeowner(s) to continue living independently in their own home.
Inside or outside, our carpenters may be able to make the improvements your home needs. It doesn’t matter whether your home is a stick-built house or a trailer home – our crews make repairs for any low-income homeowner who qualifies for our program. Whether you’re looking to grow old comfortably in your home or make it a better, healthier space for you and your family, HDA is here to make the home repairs you need at a cost that’s affordable for you!
Our crews perform home rehabilitations on houses that require two or more major projects, involving repairs such as roof replacement, bathroom replacement, and installing new doors and windows.
We improve homes by replacing roofs, installing new flooring and siding, replacing windows and doors, repairing/adding porches and steps, making plumbing repairs, and making energy efficient upgrades.
HDA carpenters make your home safer and more secure by building wheelchair ramps, porches, widening doorways, installing grab bars, and modifying kitchens and bathrooms.
Our program uses funds from many sources, each having its own set of guidelines and requirements. Most of our clients receive a combination of loans and grants to finance the repairs on their home.
The home must be owner-occupied. That means we can’t help people repair a home to move into or help set up a mobile home. The home must be yours, and you must live in it.
The Housing Development Alliance administers a variety of repair programs, each with different income eligibility requirements.
Each household will need to have some income that can be verified. (Income could be as low as $256 per month, or even lower – it just has to be verified that it is being received.)
The least restrictive program we regularly use has these maximum limits based on gross monthly income:
Along with income requirements, there are additional eligibility requirements for HDA’s Home Repair Program. Also, some of our programs even offer deductions that can help you become eligible! If you are close to an income limit, please contact us to discuss these deductions.
Rebekah Vermillion, AmeriCorps Homes for All Direct Service Member