Mesa’s emergency rehabilitation program is on track to assist with household repairs to 73 income-eligible homes by January 2024.
The program helps Mesa homeowners needing to repair issues affecting their home’s habitability. Mesa’s Emergency Rehabilitation Program uses federal Community Development Block Grant funding and offers up to $25,000 annually toward emergency repairs, including:
“The city’s emergency repair program extends a unique opportunity to its residents, providing a lifeline through grants to address eligible emergency repairs in their homes,” Justin Boyd, housing and community development administrator, said in the release. “Our dedicated staff stands ready to assist our residents with urgency and expertise, ensuring the swift resolution of your emergency needs. We prioritize their safety and well-being, transforming challenges into opportunities for a secure and thriving home environment.”
The emergency rehabilitation program has completed 35 projects benefiting low- to moderate-income households in Mesa. Three projects are nearing completion with another 35 under contract.
Cheryl Ross had a roof that was severely leaking and a single-pane glass sliding door and transom window, causing severe energy loss during summer. Through the city’s program, she got a new high density foam roof system, an energy-efficient dual pane sliding glass door and a transom window that has cut her electric bills by 25%, the release states.
“I didn’t know how I was going to afford the repairs. After learning about the emergency rehabilitation program, the city staff, specifically Gary Ray (housing rehab specialist), was so helpful throughout the entire process. They helped me find an amazing contractor who listened to me and made sure all the work was done to code. I was so impressed by their professionalism, patience and compassion,” Ross said.
More information about the city’s emergency rehabilitation program, including income eligibility and a pre-qualification form, are available at mesaaz.gov/residents/community-development/repair-my-home.