City of Prescott Launches “Prescott Minor Home Repair” Program

Funds will help with repairs under $5,000

Beginning June 14, 2022, Prescott residents can apply for minor home repair funds through the new Prescott Minor Home Repair Program (MHRP). The program was created to help individuals and families maintain safe and stable housing in the City.

Prescott MHRP funding is made possible by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD). The funding will be distributed via the Prescott Chamber of Commerce Foundation. The Chamber MHRP Coordinator will act as a project manager for low-income home owners as they navigate making minor repairs on their homes.

Funds will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis.

“The City is really excited to be starting this new program and partnering with the Chamber to help residents in the Community,” said Mary Ann Suttles, Chair of the CDBG Citizen Advisory Committee for the City of Prescott.  “The City of Prescott benefits greatly from its diversity of housing choices and historic nature. It’s important that we keep up the quality and affordability of our housing stock.”

Eligible Individuals

The Prescott MHRP program can provide up to $5,000 in minor home repairs.  To qualify, individuals must: 1) be residents of Prescott, AZ 2) the home must be owner-occupied and a primary residence 3) Individuals and families must meet federal income guidelines; the maximum income to receive this funding is: $35,750 for a family of one and that rate increases with the size of the family.

“This critical funding will help people who are struggling to make needed repairs to their homes,” stated Sheri Heiney, President and CEO of the Prescott Chamber of Commerce. “We want to be sure people can stay in their homes and be safe.”

Heiney emphasized that this emergency funding is available on a first come, first served basis. “We encourage individuals and businesses to apply as soon as possible,” said Heiney.

Types of Eligible Projects

1). Electrical Hazards

2). Lead Based Paint Abatement, Mold Abatement, Asbestos Abatement

3). Accessibility Improvements – such as: Grab Bars, Hand Railings, Accessible Toilets, Steps and Sidewalks, Ramp Construction

4). Heating, Plumbing and Cooling Repairs

5). Fire Prevention (Sprinklers, Smoke Detectors), Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Ineligible Projects

1). New Roofs

2). Aesthetic improvements such as painting (Unless it is part of a lead abatement / mold abatement project)

3). Internal Remodels

4). Expansions

5). Repairs to properties which are not the primary home of the owner or are vacation rentals

“We look forward to helping those homeowners who are in need. There is an application form available at www.prescott.org , and we can also help with any questions by calling 928.445.2000,” stated Michelle Chavez, CDBG and Community Development Coordinator with the City of Prescott.

To apply for Prescott Home Repair funding, visit www.prescott.org or call call 928-445-2000.

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