Minor Home Repair Program
The City of Battle Creek Community Development Division is offering emergency home repair assistance to low and moderate income homeowners to address emergencies while City Hall is closed due to the corona virus. Assistance is limited to emergency repairs that restore water, electrical, or heating service to residents. Other home repair emergencies will be considered on a case by case basis. The ability of the City to offer the program is contingent on the availability of contractors to do the work.
To fund the program, the City will modify its Minor Home Repair program to include emergency repairs. During this time, the City is also suspending the requirement that homeowners provide matching funds for the project. All costs for emergency repairs will be covered by the program.
Non-emergency applications for the program, including applications that had previously been approved, but have yet to start construction, will be suspended until normal operations resume.
To be eligible to apply, you must meet these requirements:
· You own and live in the home for which you are seeking emergency repair assistance and the home is within the city limits of Battle Creek
· Your home is not being purchased on land contract terms
· Your property taxes are not in forfeiture (a year or more late)
· You have homeowner’s insurance and your policy is current
· Your household income is at or below the amount listed for your household size
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To apply, complete a Minor Home Repair Application. Applications are available online SEE LINK BELOW. Completed applications can be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or submitted in paper form by placing it in an envelope and dropping it off in the Water Utility drop box located in the City Hall parking lot.
Those without internet access, email or a printer may request an application by contacting the minor home repair program office and leaving a message at 269-966-3323. Applications will be mailed as quickly as possible, but could take as long as 2 business days.
You may also download the Minor Home Repair Application (PDF) and return it to our office with copies of your supporting documents.
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Contact: Scott Parker, Housing Rehab Coordinator
Phone: 269-966-3323, or email: email@example.com