The City of Shamokin anticipates applying for a 2020 $500,000 housing rehabilitation grant next year, and city residents are encouraged to apply now to get on the waiting list to receive no-cost home repairs.
Homeowners within the city limits may be eligible to receive up to $65,000 in home improvements from the HOME Existing Owner-Occupied Housing Program.
Interested residents may call SEDA-COG’s Danielle King at 800-326-9310.
Eligible repairs include structural, roofing, plumbing, electrical, heating/furnace, window replacement, radon and lead-based paint mitigation, and energy-related improvements. Also included are modifications for mobility-impaired residents. There is no cost to homeowners who maintain home residency over a five-year period from the date of signing.
Homeowners can go through the process hassle-free with SEDA-Council of Governments (SEDA-COG) managing it from start to finish, said Teri Provost, director of the agency’s Housing Rehabilitation program.
“We make the process easy for the homeowner and manage it from start to finish,” Provost said.
- Own the home or have Life Rights to live in it;
- Meet income qualifications based on household size;
- Be current on local taxes and municipal utility bills;
- Provide proof of homeowner’s insurance;
- Live in the home an additional five years.
Additional requirements may apply.
Annual Gross Income Limits:
Family size: 1 – $35,400; 2 – $40,450; 3 – $45,500; 4 – $50,550; 5 – $54,600; 6 – $58,650; 7 – $62,700; 8 – $66,750.