City Of Dallas Offering Emergency Home Repairs For Low, Moderate Income Homeowners – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) The Department of Housing & Neighborhood Revitalization is funding emergency home repairs for low- and middle-income homeowners whose primary homes in the city of Dallas were damaged by the February 2021 winter storm Uri, which wreaked havoc across the state of Texas.
On Wednesday, February 24, the Dallas City Council unanimously agreed to allocate $ 2 million to its emergency repair program.
“This program is vital for families who may not have the funds to repair or restore their homes after being damaged by the 2021 winter storm,” said David Noguera, director of Housing & Neighborhood Revitalization. “The city, along with its federal, state and county authorities, is committed to finding resources to meet the needs of our low- to middle-income homeowners.”
Freezing temperatures lasted for nearly a week, causing power outages that made residents cold and restless to find safe warm places to sleep, eat, bathe, and charge electronics.
Now that temperatures are seasonal, residents are suffering water damage from frozen and broken pipes.
Residents who qualify for the program have two options for assistance – the discount program or the charitable program. Under the rebate program, Dallas residents who have paid a licensed contractor to repair damage to their homes are eligible for reimbursement of up to $ 10,000.
Homeowners who lack upfront funding for repairs can apply for assistance through the city’s nonprofit partners. Any nonprofit that receives grants from the city must manage case management and procure contractors.
The city said it is sourcing nonprofits and an announcement will be made shortly identifying the organizations and the application process.
Homeowners in the city of Dallas with a household income of 80% or less of the median area income will qualify as long as the damage to the home occurred during the winter storm and the applicants primarily reside in the premises in need of repair.
The programs include the following repairs and / or replacements:
Wall / floor distance
Water pipes and / or water damage
Plumbing fixtures – including flush pipes and toilets that have been damaged from frozen conditions
For more information on the discount program, Dallas Department of Housing & Neighborhood Revitalization residents can contact us at 214-670-3644 or email [email protected]
Click here for a list of the nonprofits that work with the city.