The Community Development and Housing (CD&H) Department has received funding from the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency to enhance its ongoing emergency repair program (provided with funds from the North Carolina Housing Trust Fund through the agency). It is anticipated that 20 homes will be rehabilitated with High Point Urgent Repair Program (URP) funds each year.
The goals of URP are:
To alleviate housing conditions which pose an imminent threat to the life and safety of very low-income homeowners
To provide necessary repairs to prevent eligible, very low-income homeowners from having to relocate
Household income at least 50% or below the area median income AND at least one of the following:
Children in household with an elevated level of lead in their blood
Elderly household members at least 62 years old
Households with 5 or more persons
Veterans (added in 2016-17 cycle)
The URP is one of several programs of the City funded by Federal, State and local sources to increase the availability of and access to affordable housing, including down payment assistance, construction training and new housing construction. Funding for these and other programs offered by CD&H are limited, so for more information and/or how to apply, please call 336-883-3349.