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Senior/Disabled Persons Home Repair Program
The Senior/Disabled Home repair program was established over 20 years ago. The average grant awarded is approximately $5000 per home and has a lifetime benefit limit. Due to limited funding not all repairs may qualify if the cost is found excessive to complete. All areas in need of repair are evaluated during the initial home inspection with health and safety related repairs given the highest priority.
Repair assistance is also available for approved emergency home repairs. This program is limited to specific types of repairs only with a $5,000 repair limit. The City of Yakima strongly supports preserving our neighborhoods and provides this service at no cost to qualified low-income senior/disabled homeowners.
Exterior Paint Program
Exterior Paint Program is a special program also available to qualified homeowners to paint the exteriors of their homes (When funding is available). Volunteers provide the labor and the Office of Neighborhood Development Services provides the qualified applicants, supervision and materials needed to complete the jobs. This program stretches limited resources by using donated labor to improve neighborhoods one house at a time.
Homeownership Through New Construction
This program was implemented in 1998 to provide newly constructed homes in the city limits for low to medium income first-time home buyers in conjunction with Qualifies CHDO’s.