The Homeowner Rehabilitation Program preserves affordable housing for low-income households by fixing or repairing health and safety deficiencies in their home. The residence must be occupied by the homeowner and have a household income at or below 50% of the area median income (AMI).
The Rehabilitation Program is available to homeowners who live in the following areas:
- Union Gap
- Unincorporated Yakima County
The City of Yakima
has its own HOME Program that serves the residents of the City of Yakima. The cities/towns of Selah, Moxee, Granger, Tieton, and Naches participate in the State's HOME Program
by default because they do not participate in a local HOME Program.
- Your estimated property value after rehabilitation cannot exceed $242,000
- You must qualify based on household income and number of household members
- Your mortgage and property taxes must be current
- The property must comply with local zoning and nuisance ordinances
The following are examples of what may be repaired or replaced:
- Doors and windows
- Electrical wiring
- Flooring such as carpet, tile, vinyl, or laminate
- Lead, asbestos, and mold abatement
- Accessibility modifications as part of the overall rehabilitation
Final determination of the scope of work will be made by HOME Consortium staff with input from licensed contractors as needed.