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Housing Rehabilitation Programs

Home Repair Loan Program

Worker making home repairsThe federally funded Home Repair Loan Program provides loans to income eligible homeowners who need to make necessary repairs to their homes. This program offers funds to correct city code violations, improve energy efficiency, health and safety issues. Cosmetic changes and non-essential upgrades to the property are not eligible.

Type of repairs that can be completed include, but are not limited to, roof replacement, installation of Energy Star-rated windows and entry doors, 90 percent energy efficient furnaces, replacement of water heaters, attic and wall insulation, concrete repairs, electrical repairs or upgrades, plumbing repairs, and more.

The program is a zero percent interest deferred loan that does not require monthly payments. All payments are deferred until transfer of title occurs, when the property is sold, upon refinance obtaining home equity or cash out, or when the property is no longer the homeowners primary place of residence.

Applicant eligibility: Applicants must own and occupy property as their primary residence, home is within the Aurora city limits, meet established household income limits, no discharged bankruptcy within the last 24 months of application, be current on all debt secured against the property, have no liens or judgments and have mortgage payment history for the past 12 months.

How to apply: 303.739.7900

Minor Home Repair Program

Wheelchair rampThe federally funded Minor Home Repair Program provides financial and technical assistance to Aurora homeowners needing essential home repairs.  The Minor Home Repair Program may include those repairs that would accommodate for accessibility modifications, as well as, repairs to improve mechanical, electrical, plumbing, roofing, HVAC and certain landscaping code violations. The program is available to low and moderate income eligible homeowners.  Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, and participation in the program is limited to one time only per applicant.

Applicant eligibility: Applicants must own the property, occupy the property as their primary residence, home is within the Aurora city limits, meet established household income limits, be current on all debt secured against the property, and have property that is in need of essential home repairs.

How to apply: 303.739.7900

Emergency Repair Program

Fixing a leaky pipe underneath a sinkThe Emergency Repair Program provides grants to address home system problems that are an immediate threat to health and safety of the occupants.  Replacement of items such as malfunctioning furnaces, water heaters, broken sewer lines (scope of line must be provided) and water mains can be covered under the Emergency Repair Program.  Additional loans are available if they use the funds to correct conditions that pose a hazardous situation for the occupant’s health, safety or well-being. Participation in the program is limited to one time only per applicant.

Applicant eligibility: Applicant must own and occupy the home, meet HUD's low/moderate income guidelines, home is within the Aurora city limits and be current on all debt secured against the property.

How to apply: 303.739.7900

Notice: The Community Development Home Repair Loan Program, Minor Home Repair Program and Emergency Repair Program cannot assist with disaster relief efforts, which can include leaking roofs, structural flooding, standing water, replacement of broken/leaking windows, sewer line backups, basement repairs, etc. Please contact FEMA at 800.621.FEMA (3362) for information pertaining to disaster relief assistance available in your area.

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