2017 NCHFA Urgent Repair Program

HOUSING REPAIR ASSISTANCE

The Kerr-Tar Regional Council of Governments (COG) has been awarded $100,000 by the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency (NCHFA) under the 2017 cycle of the Urgent Repair Program to assist residents in the counties of Franklin, Granville, Person, Vance and Warren. The Urgent Repair program finances emergency home repairs for homeowners who are elderly or have special needs and whose incomes are below 50% of the median for the area.   Only repairs that address imminent threats to the life and/or safety of occupants of the dwelling unit or accessibility modifications will be performed under the program.   A total of 13 households are projected to be assisted.

In the Urgent Repair Program, one or two critical problems may be repaired, but the entire house is not addressed. Examples of work typically done under this program include roof or HVAC system repair, well or septic system repairs, adding accessibility features like ramps, bathroom grab bars and wider doors.

The COG will provide assistance, to those whose homes are selected for repairs, in the form of a loan. Homeowners will receive an unsecured deferred, interest-free loan, forgiven at a rate of $1,000 per year until the principal balance is reduced to zero.   The maximum amount of the loan available is $8,000.

Applications are available starting July 1, 2017 and must be returned to the COG office by 5:00pm on September 1, 2017.  Clients to be assisted will be selected by November 1, 2017.

Click here for the application.
Click here for the program assistance policy.

The funds provided by the NCHFA for the Urgent Repair Program come from the North Carolina Housing Trust Fund.

Help Identify New Projects for Prioritization P5.0

If you have an interest in submitting new projects for consideration, it is requested that forms be submitted by Friday, June 23, 2017, to Ann Stroobant. If you cannot provide all of the information requested on the form, please do the best that you can. We need to be able to locate the project and to identify its scope.

I have also included a link to the P5.0 Updated Schedule (5/23/17) for 2017-2018 for your convenience- please click here.

Help us identify potential new projects! Please return KTRPO forms to Ann Stroobant by June 23, 2017 as per instructions included in the links below:

  • Please click here for Background and what we look for in Identifying Candidate Projects
  • Please click here for the KTRPO Bike/Pedestrian Potential Project Submittal Form
  • Please click here for the KTRPO Highway Potential Project Submittal Form

We are trying to gather any new project information for each Kerr-Tar RPO county to consider and evaluate for possible Prioritization P5.0 submittal. If you have a transportation project other than highway and bike/pedestrian, please modify the forms accordingly. Transit and aviation projects require a 10% local match. Bike and pedestrian projects require a 20% local match.

It is expected that the revised Draft 2018-2027 STIP and the final list of Prioritization P5.0 Committed and Carryover Projects will be released on June 29, 2017. Based on the release of these items, David Keilson, our Division 5 Planning Engineer, could have additional project suggestions for us.

The Kerr-Tar P5.0 Subcommittee will meet to start discussing projects in July.

3rd Annual Elder Abuse Awareness Walk This Thursday on June 15th!

June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. To honor and educate the community about this growing aging issue, the Kerr Tar Area Agency on Aging and Vance County Department of Social Services has scheduled its 3rd Annual Elder Abuse Awareness Walk for June 15 at Southern Vance Southern Vance High School located at 925 Garrett Road in Henderson. The event will start at 9:00 a.m.

The event is free and open to the public. Door prizes will be awarded and free t-shirts will be given to the first two hundred participants. Please join us and wear purple and silver to acknowledge this under-reported crime. For additional information about this event, please contact Kim Hawkins at 252-436-2040 or Vance County DSS at 252-492-5001.

Media_Elder Abuse Awareness Walk 2017 This Week

June Is Elder Abuse Awareness Month

June is Elder Abuse Awareness Month. To honor and educate the community about this growing aging issue, the Kerr-Tar Area Agency on Aging and Vance County Department of Social Services has scheduled its 3rd Annual Elder Abuse Awareness Walk for June 15 at Southern Vance Southern Vance High School located at 925 Garrett Road in Henderson.

 

Please see the press release for details.

 

 

Person County SCAM JAM – June 14

On June 14, the Kerr-Tar Area Agency on Aging with the Person County Senior Center has scheduled a Scam Jam to help educate seniors to protect themselves from frauds and scams. The Person County SCAM JAM is a free educational and entertaining forum where seniors will learn to avoid today’s scams and frauds, from identity theft to telemarketing and consumer and Medicare frauds.

 

Please see the attached press release for details.