Emergency Home Repair
The Emergency Home Repair program eliminates immediate threats to life, health and safety in the homes of low income homeowners with special needs -- elderly, disabled, single parent and families with three or more dependent children.
Repairs may include:
- Electric and other fire hazards.
- Unsafe furnaces, porches, stairs, and handrails.
- Rotted and unsafe floors.
- Serious plumbing and roof problems.
- Handicap access ramps, grab bars, and other accessibility items.
- Installation of smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors.
Since 1988, Emergency Home Repair has grown from a part-time volunteer effort to a full-time year-round effort of volunteers and professionals. In 1988, the program completed seven home repairs. Today, MHO employees, professional subcontractors, board members and approximately 250 other volunteers work to provide over 150 safety-related repairs, serving over 250 people each year.
Since the summer of 1988, when the first MHO volunteers repaired the roof of an elderly widow in Leicester, over 2,800 emergency home repairs have been completed.
- Annual MHO Ramp Festival
- MHO Furnace Fund
- View Our Emergency Home Repair Photo Gallery
- Download Emergency Home Repair Applications
Attention Residential Subcontractors:
MHO / Mountain Housing Opportunities, Inc. invites skilled subcontractors interested in submitting bids for MHO’s annual “Unit Bid” process for our Emergency Home Repair Program. All work will be done in Buncombe County. Contracts will be awarded using unit pricing that will enable subcontractors to participate in upcoming projects for the following year. The following trades are being sought: plumbing, electrical, general carpentry and roofing. General Liability Insurance and Workers Compensation Insurance are required. You must be trained in lead paint safe work practices as they pertain to EPA 40 CFR Part 745 Lead; Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program or must obtain training
within 90 days of being awarded the unit bid.
See HUD’s website:
for more information.
For information and forms to use, contact Lee DeVico before the deadline at 828-254-4030 ext. 121. MHO is an equal opportunity contractor. All qualified contractors and subcontractors including women and minorities are encouraged to bid. Proposals are due in the MHO offices by 2 PM Thursday, January 17, 2013. Bids will be publicly opened at that time.