Rural Home Rehabilitation
MHO, in cooperation with the Buncombe County Planning Department, is taking applications for MHO's Rural Home Rehabilitation. This program rehabs the site built homes of elderly, disabled, single parents or families with three or more young children, who have low or very low income. Funding is provided by Community Development Block Grant funds distributed by the NC Department of Community Assistance. For additional information, call MHO's Repair/Rehab Manager Lloyd Freel at 828-254-4030 x115. For an application, click here or call 828-254-4030.
The Rural Home Rehabilitation program increases safety, longevity, and energy efficiency in homes of low-income homeowners in rural Buncombe County through substantial home renovation.
Improvements provided through this program may include roof replacement, windows, doors, insulation, siding, heating repair/ replacement, electrical and plumbing updates, and improving the structural integrity of the house. When a homeowner receives assistance through the Rural Home Rehabilitation program, the entire home is brought up to federal housing quality standards.
The Rural Home
- Keeps the homeowner safe in his or her home
- Reduces monthly energy costs
- Creates an investment in the community
- Instills a sense of pride in the homeowner
Since 1991, when the Rural Home Rehabilitation program began to preserve home ownership for low-income families, MHO has completed over 138 rehabilitations of rural homes for low income homeowners in rural Buncombe County.