from Spring 2020
“I had a tree go through my house,” a homeowner wrote to the Housing Development Alliance (HDA) on Facebook. “It took out my kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom. I’m trying to repair what I can, but (my employer) cut me down to 20 hours a week due to COVID-19.”
“We’ll be using the funding to make storm-related repairs for damaged roofs, siding, windows, and electrical services,” said HDA Executive Director Scott McReynolds. “We can also make structural repairs due to fallen trees or blowing debris.”
Due to the pandemic and social distancing regulations, McReynolds noted that the agency will focus on making only exterior repairs now but will also do patchwork for interior damage, with the intention of completing those interior repairs once it is deemed safe for crews to do so.
McReynolds added that this grant can help homeowners with or without insurance. “Sometimes even with insurance, a family can’t afford the deductible or other non-covered repair costs,” he said.
If a home needs other repairs unrelated to the storm, HDA will check to see if the home qualifies for the agency’s normal Home Repair Program.
“We’re eager to provide this assistance to those who have been impacted by the storm in our local communities,” McReynolds said. “We want to help as many families as possible, and this funding will allow us to do that more quickly.”
Homeowners in need of emergency repairs can apply online here. Those interested may also call HDA at 606-436-0497, or email HDA Repair Program Manager Max Temple with the subject title “House Damaged by Storm” and include your name, phone number, and home location in the message.