Have you been putting off replacing your home’s roof or completing other repairs because of the high cost?
An interest-free, deferred loan through the York County Planning Commission can lessen or eliminate the immediate impact on the wallets of qualifying homeowners.
The federally funded Home Improvement Program (HIP) allows qualifying homeowners to receive loans of up to $ 25,000 to make needed repairs to their homes, said Kim Walston, financial specialist with the planning commission.
“It’s for needed repairs, not cosmetic ones,” she said.
Repairs: Work covered by the program includes repairs to a roof or heating, electrical and plumbing systems, as well as replacing windows, doors and sidewalks. The money can also be used to complete handicapped modifications, such as adding a wheelchair ramp, Walston said.
The program is one of many homeowner programs offered through the county.
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