Eligible residential property owners within city limits apply for the Home Repair Program. Eligibility is restricted to total household incomes which do not exceed 80% of the Area’s Median Income (AMI). This income range is determined by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the Lewiston, ID - Clarkston, WA metropolitan area and is adjusted every year. View the current income limits.
Applications are received and reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis, and are compared to determine the priority of the cases. Since funds are limited, applications selected must meet the objectives of the program and will be prioritized based on the greatest need, the income and age of the family, any special needs of the household, and the estimated cost of the rehabilitation project. When an application is received, it is reviewed by staff to determine basic eligibility for income, location, and general feasibility. An appointment is made with the owner for a preliminary inspection of the house to determine the rehabilitation needs of the structure.
Once a project is accepted, an Inspector will conduct an inspection of the home to determine eligible repairs and generate a work write-up. The work write-up is reviewed by the applicant and used to select a contractor. An agreement and lien are prepared, to be signed by the owner, and the project can proceed.