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2020 Urgent Repair Program

Gaston County has been awarded $100,000 by the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency (NCHFA) under the 2020 cycle of the Urgent Repair Program to assist Gaston County residents. This program provides funds to assist very-low and low-income households in addressing housing conditions that pose imminent threats to their life and/or safety or in providing accessibility modifications and other repairs necessary to prevent displacement. URP funding is overseen by the NCHFA with funds coming from the North Carolina Housing Trust Fund.      

  
ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible for assistance applicants must meet the following requirements:             

  1. Must reside within Gaston County and own and occupy the home in need of repair.   
  2. Must have a household income which does not exceed 50% of the County median income for the household size.   
  3. Must have a special need (e.g., be elderly, handicapped, or disabled) be a veteran, a single parent with a dependent living at home, a large family with 5 household members or a household with a child below six with lead hazards in the home.
  4. Must have urgent repair needs that cannot be met through other state of federally funded housing assistance programs.

2020 Gaston URP Income Limits

Number in Household

30% of Median

(very-low income)

50% of Median

(low income)

1

$17,550

$29,250

2

$20,050

$33,400

3

$22,550

$37,600

4

$25,050

$41,750

5

$27,100

$45,100

6

$29,100

$48,450

7

$31,100

$51,800

8

$33,100

$55,150

                                                           

APPLICATION INFORMATION       

Applications are available to the public beginning August 3rd, 2020 and must be submitted by August 31st, 2020.  Applications received on or after August 31st, 2020 will be placed on a waiting list for any unused funds. To request an application in Gaston County, go by the Department of Health and Human Services at contact listed below or download an application from the Gaston County website (www.gastongov.com). If you download an application, you will still need to call the DHHS representative to schedule an appointment to complete the application.

Gaston County                                                 

Cynthia Buchanan
Economic Support Services Administrator
Gaston County DHHS
330 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Way 
Gastonia, NC 28052
Phone: 704-862-7963                                                         

                   (OR)  

Marc Bolick URP Program Manager
Gaston County Building Inspections
P.O. Box 1578
Gastonia, NC 28056
Ph. 704-866-3559