Newton County Low Income Senior Home Repair Program
The program provides assistance to senior citizens in Newton County who are homeowners facing financial difficulties and require essential home repairs for safety and habitability. The program is designed for applicants living in a household with an income at or below 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI), who own a residence in Newton County in need of critical repairs that could negatively impact their health and safety. Newton County Seniors can apply for a grant to help with home repairs through the County’s Low Income Senior Home Repair Program beginning Thursday, June 1.
The Administration Building application center is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.. Additional applications locations include Newton County Family Connection, 8134 Geiger Street, Suite 1, Covington Monday through Friday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and Porter Memorial Library, 6191, Hwy 212, Covington Monday and Tuesday from 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Evening appointments are available on Thursdays at Newton County Family Connection upon request.
The program is part of Newton County’s American Rescue Plan Act funding.
The funds can be used for one or multiple repair projects. All projects must have two quotes from a licensed contractor.
- Homeownership in Newton County and the property in question is their primary residence.
- One or more members of the household are 55-years old or older at the time of application.
- The household income is at or below 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI), as determined by the Secretary of HUD.
- *Please note that priority processing will be given to households with income at or below 50% AMI, as well as households located in a Qualified Census Track (QCT).
Maximum Annual Income
# of Persons in Household
Prioritized Annual Income Limits
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Eligible Funding Uses
- HVAC, Plumbing, and Electrical Maintenance
- Roof Repairs
- Installation of Wheelchair Ramps
- Replacement of windows for energy efficiency
- Other necessary measures to ensure the home is safe and habitable.
Documents Required to Apply
- Picture Identification
- Proof of Residency (e.g., Utility Bill)
- Proof of Property Ownership (e.g., Deed)
- Proof of Income (All sources including social security)
- Two (2) Estimates for Each Repair Being Requested
Newton County’s Low Income Senior Home Repair Program application will close on July 31.
For any questions or assistance with the application, please contact us Monday - Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM at: Email: NewtonCountySHR@iParametricsDS.com Phone: 678-466-6976.
Newton County held an Informational Town Hall on the Low Income Senior Home Repair Grant Program on Aug. 9 at Turner Lake Park.
The town hall featured reports from County Manager Harold Cooper and Kennedy Shannon, the lead consultant for iParametrics, the company which has been running Newton County''s American Rescue Plan Act programs.
You can look through their presentations below: