The Emergency Home Repair (EHR) program addresses an unmet regional need for no-cost emergency home repairs for low-income households in crisis, and facilitates access to supplemental resources and programs.
The focus is to address immediate health and safety risks, restore the integrity of the building envelope, and correct code violations and energy waste.
The EHR program fills a critical gap in services to stabilize the lives of low-income homeowners so they can take further steps toward sustainability, and encourages efficient regional partnerships to optimize that delivery of services and the cost-effective use of scarce resources. SEVCA contracts with licensed and certified local businesses to do the repairs, providing needed work for contractors who are struggling in the depressed housing market, as well as collaborating with volunteer programs.Between 2009 and 2014, the Emergency Home Repair program assisted 319 households, provided $225,000 worth of home repairs, and leveraged $1.8 million in additional resources.
If you are having a home repair emergency, or wondering if you are eligible, please contact our Emergency Home Repair Coordinator at (802) 722-4575 or toll-free (800) 464-9951) Ext. 123.