Housing Rehabilitation Programs

Income-eligible, owner-occupied homes in Surprise in need of housing rehabilitation may be eligible to receive assistance for repairs to ensure the home is healthy and safe to occupy.

What is a Housing Rehabilitation?

A minor home rehab is the repair or replacement of a home’s components or systems required for safe occupancy and operation of the home, such as the breakdown of an air conditioner or a water heater. It can also be something that has become progressively worse like a leaking pipe or roof.

Projects are limited to health and safety issues in the home, as well as accessibility modifications where appropriate. Maximum assistance amount is $20,000.

Eligible items may include: Roof repair, cooling and heating repair, plumbing issues, electrical problems, accessibility modifications and other health and safety issues.

Ineligible Items include: Maintenance, cosmetic repairs, landscaping and pools.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Home must be owner-occupied prior to program application
  • Family income must be at or below 80% of area median income (gross income)
  • Mortgage must be current.
  • Current Homeowner’s Insurance
Household Size Income limits - 80% Medium Income
1 Person 40,850
2 Person 46,650
3 Person 52,500
4 Person 58,300
5 Person 63,000
6 Person 67,750
7 Person 72,300
8 Person 77,000

Process

  1. Complete the program application and provide supporting documentation
  2. Eligibility verification to include income verification
  3. Home assessment
  4. Environmental Review
  5. Scheduling of Repairs

Projects are selected on a first-come-first served basis with special considerations given to those projects that address health and safety issues.

For more information contact:

Adam Lane
Neighborhood Services Supervisor
623.222.1550


Home Accessibility and Safety Modifications

The City of Surprise Neighborhood Services Division has partnered with Ability360 to assist persons with disabilities and/or seniors who need modifications to their residence to improve accessibility and safety.

Typical modifications can include; ramps, widened doorways, grab bars, modified sinks and toilets, relocated electrical switches.

Ability360 is a non-profit corporation that has been empowering persons with disabilities for over 30 years to help consumers achieve self-sufficiency through a variety of programs and services.

For more information, Ability360 at 602-256-2245 or Neighborhood Services at 602-222-1550.


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