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If you are a Brooklyn homeowner of a 1-4 family home, cooperative, or condominium, you may be eligible for a home repair grant of up to $20,000. Income limits do apply.

The Affordable Housing Corporation (AHC) has awarded Neighborhood Housing Services of East Flatbush, Inc. (NHSEF) $750,000 to implement an Owner-Occupied Home Repair Grant Program. AHC will monitor the administration process.

Eligible Repairs (not a complete list):

  •  Broken or frayed electrical wires
  •  Major leaks
  •  Deteriorating stoop
  •  Windows/doors that do not close
  •  Defective chimney
  •  Inoperative/defective heating system
  •  Roof repair / replacement

Household Size and Income Guidelines

Family Size 80% Household Income(Income Maximums)

  • 1  person household -- $48,350
  • 2  person household -- $55,250
  • 3  person household -- $62,150
  • 4  person household -- $69,050
  • 5  person household -- $74,600
    Family size and household income are based on FY 2015 adjusted Area Median Income calculations established by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

 Instructions for Returning Application:
Applications must be postmarked by November 13, 2015 and mailed or hand-delivered only in a white business envelope to the address below. (Certified, overnight, and registered mail will not be accepted.) Applicants will be selected in a lottery process.

AHC Home Repair Grant
Neighborhood Housing Services of East Flatbush
2806 Church Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11226

Contact number: 718-469-4679

Click here for an application.

Neighborhood Housing Services of New York City, Inc. (NHSNYC) has started the process of supporting relief efforts to the affected areas with emergency repair loans.

At this time, Hurricane Sandy has caused damage to homes and  neighborhoods throughout New York City.  The damage from this historic storm is extensive. The NHSNYC family thoughts and heartfelt concern are extended to all those who have suffered destruction and devastation  to their homes and communities. As New Yorkers, we are known for our determination and working together during difficult times and Neighborhood Housing Services is here to help.

Neighborhood Housing Services of New York City, Inc. (NHSNYC) has started the process of supporting relief efforts to the affected areas. To further assist with access to critical repairs, NHSNYC will provide direct emergency relief loans.  NHSNYC emergency repair loan program will provide loans for the repair or reconstruction of homes damaged by this natural disaster. Restoring homes is essential to begin the recovery to impacted communities and to quickly restore a safe and healthy living environment to residents. 

"NPR's new series explores how the "American Dream" is evolving during a period of economic uncertainty. Host Michel Martin talks with NPR Senior Business Editor Marilyn Geewax about the series, and whether home ownership is still at the heart of the "American Dream," even after the historic collapse of the housing market."

Hurricane Sandy has caused unprecedented damage to homes and neighborhoods throughout New York City.  NHSNYC wants New Yorkers to know that we are here to help.

 

Watch the video of  CEO Bernell Grier on http://www.consumermojo.com discuss Solutions for Troubled Homeowners here.

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