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Posted on: September 13, 2017

City Applying for Residential Emergency Services to Offer Repairs to the Elderly (RESTORE)

ELDERLY (RESTORE) – To further the goals and objectives outlined in the City’s 2010 Housing Needs Assesment, a resolution to apply for 2017 RESTORE funds has been prepared for the August 14, 2017 City Council agenda. RESTORE funding provides up to $10,000 per building for emergency repairs to income eligible homeowners, age 60 or greater.

Typical emergency repairs that would be undertaken through this program would include replacement of actively leaking roofs, replacement of electrical wiring where existing wiring is faulty or presents a fire hazard, inoperable or defective furnace replacement, repairs to major plumbing issues that present sanitary threats, emergency access repairs to steps and foundations, and handicap accessibility where necessary to accommodate elderly residents and ensure they are able to remain in their homes. This program will NOT fund cosmetic home improvements.

Funding available through this program is income based. The 2017 St. Lawrence County median income is $57,700. For a household of 1, 80% AMI is $34,040, household of 2, 80% AMI is $40,000; at 60% AMI is $26,280 and $30,000 respectively; and at 30% AMI is $13,140, and $15,000 respectively. An application in the amount of $150,000 would enable the City to assist
at least 15 units under the maximum allowable costs per building of $10,000. The goal would be to provide assistance to 5 households at 80% AMI, 5 households at 60% AMI, and 5 households at 30% AMI.

No matching funds are required for this program.

The City must submit its application by 4:00 PM on September 13, 2017.
If the application is successful and the grant is awarded, the City will advertise the information in the news media and on our website.

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