Emergency Home Repair Program

The goal of the EHRP is to improve the living conditions of very low-income persons by removing imminent health and safety hazards and/or barriers to habitability in their homes. Funds under this program may be used to make emergency repairs and accessibility improvements to housing units occupied by very low-income families and or individuals who meet the requirements set forth in Client Eligibility.  The use of in-house labor to make repairs the use of in-house labor to make repairs is an allowable expenditure.

Repairs which may be performed with EHRP funds are:

         ·Plumbing Repairs

         ·Structural Repairs where hazards exist

         ·Roof Repair / Replacement

         ·Electrical Repairs where hazards exist

         ·Repair / Replacement of heating systems

Accessibility Improvements:

         ·Wheelchair ramps

         ·Hand railing and grab bars

         ·Kitchen and bathroom adapters

         ·Doorway Widening

The maximum assistance must not exceed an average of $1,000. (This program is a dollar-for-dollar match program).  For further information please use the following contact information

John Saunders
Director of Housing
18 S. Main Street
Chatham, VA 24531
Ph: 434-432-5627