CHAUTAUQUA - The town of Chautauqua has funds available to help low- and moderate-income homeowners living in the Hartfield Volunteer Fire Company District make necessary home repairs. The funds were awarded through the New York State Office of Community Renewal to assist 12 homeowners living in Hartfield.
The funds can be used for necessary repairs such as replacing old windows and doors, repairing roofs, foundations, wells, septic systems, electrical, plumbing or heating systems.
In all cases, the property will be made lead-safe as part of the work that is done.
In order to be eligible, you must live within the Hartfield Fire District in the Town of Chautauqua, the home must be your primary residence, all taxes must be current, and you must meet the income guidelines as follows: family of one - $30.750; family of two - $35,100; family of three - $39,500; family of four - $43,900. Adjustments are made as family size increases.
The funds available through the Hartfield Area Rehab Program are a grant. The amount of the grant will vary depending on the total cost of the work, up to a maximum grant of $24,000.
The town is working with the countywide non-profit housing rehab agency Chautauqua Home Rehabilitation and Improvement Corporation to get these funds out to those who need and deserve them.
CHRIC has nearly 35 years of experience serving the needs of property owners throughout Chautauqua County.
For more information on the Hartfield Area Rehab Program or an application, call CHRIC at 753-4650.