Emergency Assistance available to Broken Arrow homeowners

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Source: City of Broken Arrow

A new program through the City of Broken Arrow will fund emergency home repairs for qualified applicants. The Homeowner Emergency Repair Assistance Program benefits income-eligible, owner-occupied, single-family homeowners who live within City limits. The goal is to fund projects that are an immediate threat to the health and safety of residents.

“Broken Arrow is the fourth largest city in the state, but we are truly a community that cares about each other, and this program is a perfect illustration of that,” Mayor Debra Wimpee said. “The Homeowner Emergency Repair Assistance Program is a tangible way we can help eligible residents with immediate needs to improve their living conditions.”

Common eligible repairs include electrical, plumbing, roofing, heating, air conditioning, gas line, structural (roof, windows, doors), and water and sewer line repairs. Remodeling or redesign projects are not eligible for this type of grant. The City will pay the contractor for the emergency repairs at no cost to the qualified homeowner.

City of Broken Arrow employees will identify necessary repairs, obtain quotes from pre-qualified contractors, inspect completed work, provide payment to the contractor, and provide technical assistance when needed.

Grant applications are available in English and Spanish and income eligibility requirements are available on the City’s website. A Community Development Block Grant provides funding for the program through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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