City home rehabilitation repairs to help with health and safety issues

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Low-income homeowners in Auburn could get some help making repairs to their houses through a new city Housing Rehabilitation Program. According to Reg Murray, senior planner with the city of Auburn, the state recently awarded the city with a $292,500 HOME Investment Partnership grant. Murray said the city plans to use the grant to assist qualified, low-income homeowners with health and safety repairs through zero interest, deferred housing rehabilitation loans. Repairs could include fixes for electrical, plumbing, roofing, structural defects, accessibility improvements for the disabled and weatherization, Murray said. Applicants must meet low-income guidelines based on household size, reside at the home, hold title to the home and the home must be located within Auburn city limits, Murray said. According to Murray, assistance will be awarded on a first-come-first-served basis. For more information or to apply, call Lisa Hoffrogge at the Auburn Community Development Department Building Division at (530) 823-4211, ext. 122 or e-mail ~Staff report ----------------------------------------------------- Maximum applicants can earn to qualify for home rehabilitation program, based on household size 1 person: $42,100 2 people: $48,100 3 people: $54,100 4 people: $60,100 5 people: $64,950 6 people: $69,750 7 people: $74,550 8 people: $79,350