Emergency Home Repair

The primary goal of the Emergency Home Repair Program is to reduce the
immediate threat to life, health, and safety in the homes owned and occupied by
low-income people living in Buncombe County.

You may be eligible for the program if you own and occupy your home and are
either elderly, disabled, a single parent, or a family with three or more dependent
children. Certain income restrictions also apply.

Find out if you are eligible:

  • Are you 62 or over?
  • Do you receive disability?
  • Are you a single parent with a child under 18?
  • Do you have three children under 18?
Download Emergency Home Repair Application

If you own your own home and answered yes to at least one of the above
questions, you may be eligible for this program. Enter your contact information
below, and you will be sent more information.

Learn More

MHO is a private, non-profit, community development corporation. Founded by
volunteers in 1988, the organization’s first task was to repair the roof of an elderly
widow living in Leicester, NC. That repair was the beginning of MHO’s Emergency
Home Repair program, which now repairs the homes of more than 150 low-income
homeowners each year; all elderly, disabled, or families with small children. In its
26-year history, MHO has served 4800 households. MHO currently serves over 700
households each year.