Repair Funds Still Available For Ellington Homeowners

ELLINGTON – The town of Ellington still has some funds available to help low- and moderate-income homeowners with necessary home repairs. In 2013, Ellington was awarded $400,000 in Community Development Block Grant funds through the New York State Office of Community Renewal. Many homeowners in Ellington have applied for assistance and work is underway, but there is still time for homeowners in the town of Ellington to try to take advantage of this tremendous opportunity

In order to be eligible, you must live in the town of Ellington, the home must be your primary residence, all taxes and homeowner’s insurance must be current, and you must meet the income guidelines as follows: family of one – $31, 750; family of two – $36,250; family of three – $40,800; family of four – $45,300. Adjustments are made as family size increases.

The funds can be used for necessary repairs such as replacing old windows and doors, repairing roofs, foundations, electrical, plumbing or heating systems. In all cases, the property will be made lead-safe as part of the work that is done. The funds available through the Ellington Town Rehab Program are a grant and do not have to be re-paid as long as you continue to own and occupy the home for three years after the work is complete.

The town of Ellington is working with the countywide nonprofit Chautauqua Home Rehabilitation and Improvement Corporation to get these funds out to those who need and deserve them. CHRIC has 35 years of experience serving the needs of property owners throughout Chautauqua County. If you would like more information on the Ellington Town Rehab Program or an application, please call CHRIC at 661-7650 or stop by the Ellington Town Hall.

Limited funds are available.