HOME REPAIR FUNDS ARE STILL AVAILABLE Since July, we have been able to serve 19 longtime N/NE Portland households with loans of up to $40,000 each to cover the costs of substantial home repairs—and there’s funding left to serve 16 more between now and the end of June. If you live in the Interstate Corridor Urban Renewal Area and would like to find out if you qualify for up to $40,000 in home repair support from the Housing Bureau, contact Cupid Alexander at 503-823-5129. More funding will become available on July 1, 2016.
We also provide $10,000 grants through our community partners for income-qualifying homeowners to make access and mobility improvements, as well as other health and safety upgrades. These are especially important for ensuring that elderly and disabled homeowners can age safely in place in their own homes.
Last week, longtime NE Portland resident Charles Adams (pictured above) was able to have a wheelchair ramp installed by REACH thanks to a home repair grant. Bremik Construction donated the ramp, which allowed REACH to also replace a failing water heater and add a walk-in shower, among other repairs. Albina Construction was on-site to lend a hand with installation.
If you’d like to learn more about $10,000 home repair grants, contact the organizations listed below: