Pike County Whole Home Repair Program
The Whole Home Repairs Program is funded through PA's Department of Community and Economic Development. The program addresses housing insecurity and the climate crisis by providing grant funding to county programs supporting up to $24,999 per unit in project costs for repairs for homeowners to support upkeep and weatherization. Qualifying work includes that which addresses habitability and safety concerns, provides measures to improve energy or water efficiency and make units accessible for individuals with disabilities. Please note that only home-owner occupied units are eligible for rehabilitation. A lien will be placed on any property that receives assistance through the Whole Home Repair Program. A dwelling unit is eligible for services if:
a. The household income does not exceed 80% of the total area median income (AMI) as defined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Developments Income Limits.
i. For households where the AMI is greater than 300% of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Federal Poverty Income Guidelines or 65% of the AMI, there will need to be proof of Covid Impact as described in the SLFRF Final Rule Overview.
b. It is owned by a homeowner who meets any of the following criteria:
i. An owner of record evidenced by a publicly recorded deed.
ii. An owner-occupant of a manufactured home who leases a space in a manufactured home community.
iii. An equitable owner who can demonstrate an ownership interest in a property as provided by law, including:
1. A person who has inherited an interest in a property
2. A person who has entered a contract to purchase the property.
3. A person who was the owner of record before a fraudulent conveyance of the property.
4. A person who is a trust beneficiary and a person holding a partial ownership interest in a property such as tenancy by the entirety, joint tenancy, tenancy in a common and life estate.
Pike County AMI
Methods of Proof for Homeowners
i. Homeowners are required to complete and sign a self-[NO1] certification/ self-attestation of annual income form disclosing the total annual household income and all sources of income for all occupants. Earned income or unemployment compensation for minors under the age of 18 (or full-time high school students) may be omitted from this form.
ii. Homeowners are required to provide at least one of the following:
1. A statement from all current employers stating wages or rate of compensation (if applicable, statement should address hours worked per week and take into consideration overtime pay), or at least two-months of current pay statements from all current employers and/or evidence of participation in public benefit programs. Earned income or unemployment compensation for minors under the age of 18 (or full-time high school students) may be excluded from this process.
a. Any public benefit program received by any member of the household should be considered and properly documented. It’s understood that in some instances, the household’s total income may derive solely from public benefit programs.
2. Proof that the household’s income has been verified through another federal, state, or local program within six-months prior to the WHR application submittal date.
a. For the purposes of other federal, state, or local programs used for income verification, the WHR client must clearly identify the program, date of verification, verification criteria used (e.g., 80% AMI, 300% FPL, etc.), and provide proper documentation that the results of the verification process resulted in a verified household income not to exceed 80% AMI.