EHARP Program

The Emergency Home and Accessibility Repair Program or EHARP provides funds to remove urgent, emergency health and safety hazards. It also addresses physical accessibility barriers for low income Virginians. Eligible repairs include plumbing, structural, electrical and roofing. Also included are the installation of wheelchair ramps and other accessibility modifications.
Assistance from local administrators is available to occupants based on income on a first-come, first-served basis. An applicant’s total gross household income from all sources cannot exceed 80 percent of area median income (AMI), adjusted for family size, which is currently determined by HUD. Homeowners and tenants (with homeowner written approval) are eligible to apply. The maximum assistance is $4,000.To apply for assistance, contact your local EHARP provider. The agency can provide additional information on eligibility requirements and how to apply.
For Lee County residents, the local agent is the Appalachia Service Project located at 4523 Bristol Highway in Johnson City, TN, contact person is Courtney Rhoades at grants@asphome.org phone 1-423-854-8800
For additional information or to sign up please contact Michelle Tilton at michelle.tilton@dhcd.virginia.gov or by phone at 1-804-371-7000.

 

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