Owner-Occupied Housing Rehabilitation (OOHR) Program
Has your roof sustained any past winter damage? Were there ice dams that formed resulting in roof leaks? Did your house seem drafty due to poor insulation? Are your mechanical or electrical systems up to code? How comfortable did you feel in your house last winter? Did your furnace seem to have a difficult time keeping the cold out? Does your hot water tank talk to you with constant popping and gurgling?
Coconino County Community Services in partnership with the City of Flagstaff Housing Department is accepting applications from County residents for the Owner Occupied Housing Rehabilitation Program. Funded by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Arizona Department of Housing allows lower-income, elderly, and disabled homeowners to receive assistance with repairs to their homes. Projects generally address health and safety issues, but may also address accessibility and home efficiency. Costs for the projects will vary depending on the condition of the home and available funding.
Typical repairs include roofing, plumbing, heating and electrical systems that may pose a health or safety hazard to the occupant. Additional considerations are given for disability access and features, as well as energy efficiency items that may result in lower utility costs to home owners.
Applicants who qualify will have their house fully inspected. This will include a building performance inspection to ensure that all systems are properly, safely and efficiently working. Elderly or disabled homeowners will be surveyed for accessibility needs or necessary modifications to the house. For those deficiencies found during the inspection process, or accessibility needs, a detailed scope of work will be prepared to include a preliminary cost estimate, which will be reviewed by county and homeowner for approval prior to contacting properly registered and licensed contractors who perform the work. At the completion of the project, the City of Flagstaff Housing Rehabilitation Specialist will conduct a final inspection, on behalf of the County, to ensure that all work was properly performed as contracted between the homeowner and contractor.
You may request an application to be mailed from Coconino County Community Services from Norma Gallegos at (928) 679-7430. Applications will also be available for pick up at the: Coconino County Health and Community Services Building located at 2625 N. King Street, Flagstaff, Arizona or you may download the application.
HUD will follow strict rules to protect a client’s confidentiality. The personal data collected, such as name and address, are protected by the Privacy Act. A client will never be identified in any reports. Although individual client responses may be looked at by HUD personnel, or HUD contractors, to collect and analyze the data, a client’s name will not be associated with any analysis of the data. Only results from groups of people will be report to protect privacy as HUD staff and must demonstrate that they have systems in place to protect against data disclosure.
Privacy Act notice: The Housing Counseling Program is required the program applicants and participants to submit their full Social Security Numbers and/or the last 5 digits of Social Security Numbers as a condition of eligibility and persons doing business with a federal agency. This Social Security Number request is on a voluntary basis and authorized under the Housing and Community Development Act of 1987 42 U.S.C. 3543(a) and Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996 31 U.S.C. 7701(c). Not supplying the information may delay HUD’s identification verification process. This information is considered sensitive and is protected by the Privacy Act which requires the records to be maintained with appropriate administrative, technical and physical safeguards to ensure their security and confidentially. It will not otherwise be disclosed or released outside of HUD, except as permitted by law.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
May 18, 2010