Monmouth County home repair program assists residents


Together with the Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, the Division of Planning’s Office of Community Development offers a home repair program to those who qualify.

“The home repair program offers county assistance to help those in need of repairs in the home, whether it is major or minor,” said Freeholder Lillian G. Burry, liaison to the Division of Planning.  “Since the program’s inception, the county has helped approximately 50 families with home repairs at no cost to the homeowner.”

The program is open to all qualified residents of Monmouth County who meet the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) mandated low to moderate income standards, according to a press release.

The home repair program replaced the former home improvement program in 2018. The home repair program is part of the Community Development Block Grant funded by HUD, according to the press release.

The program focuses on assistance with various types of home repairs, including barrier-free modifications for income-eligible homeowners. The application and approval process takes less than one week providing all the required documentation is received for a complete review, according to the press release.

On average, most projects can begin work in four to five weeks following the applicant’s final approval. Homeowners can receive up to $10,000 for assistance for one repair, not multiple non-related home improvements.

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