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). Current income limits can be found at: HUD Income Limits.
The Rehabilitation Program is available to homeowners who live in the following areas:
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
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.