The Essential Home Repairs Program (EHRP)

This program is designed to assist Arvada homeowners in making needed repairs and energy saving improvements to their homes. It provides forgivable and deferred  loans, as well as technical assistance and contractor supervision to assure the work is performed to specified standards.

WHAT KIND OF HOME REPAIRS QUALIFY FOR THE PROGRAM? Work which may be eligible under this program includes, but is not limited to:                        

 Roofing  Structural  Gutters
 Plumbing  Heating  Electrical
 Water Heaters  Floor Coverings  Ceramic Tile
 Kitchen & Bath  Fixtures  Kitchen & Bath  Sinks  Doors & Storm  Doors
 Windows  Painting  Air Infiltration
 Lead Hazard  Controls  Drains/Distribution  Lines  

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PROGRAM? Your eligibility will be determined primarily on the basis of the following factors: Your home must be a single-family residential structure.

  • You must own or be buying your home.
  • You must live in your home as the primary residence.
  • Your annual family income cannot exceed a specific income (Listed below).
  • You must meet bank requirements regarding credit worthiness and financial condition for the 0%, 3%, and Prime Rate Loans.

WHAT TYPES OF AWARDS ARE AVAILABLE? The maximum amount of the following awards is $30,000.

  • FORGIVABLE LOAN: No repayment is required if you reside in your home for 10 years from the time the forgivable loan is signed. Available for elderly and disabled only.
  • DEFERRED LOAN: Reimbursement must be made upon sale or disposition of the house.
  • 0% INTEREST LOAN: The amount borrowed (principal) is all you repay within 10 years.
  • 3% INTEREST LOAN: The amount borrowed plus 3% annual interest must be repaid within 10 years.
  • PRIME RATE LOAN: The interest rate charged is the current prime rate or 5%.

  2015 MAXIMUM GROSS INCOME GUIDELINES

 

Household

size

Deferred Loan & Forgivable Loan*     *= over age 62, and/or disabled Head of  household and below income level

 

0% Interest Loan

 

3% Interest Loan

 

5%  Loan

  (50% AMI )

(67% AMI )

(80% AMI )

(130% AMI )

1

28,000

37,520

44,750

72,800

2

32,000

42,880

51,150

83,200

3

36,000

48,240

57,550

93,600

4

39,950

53,533

63,900

103,870

5

43,150

57,821

69,050

112,190

6

46,350

62,109

74,150

120,510

7

49,550

66,397

79,250

128,830

8

52,750

70,685

84,350

137,150

Based on 2015 area median income (AMI) for Denver area

http://www.huduser.org/portal/datasets/il/il15/index_il2015.html

If you would like more information, please call:

Housing Services Specialist
Telephone: 720-898-7496
Housing Rehabilitation Specialist
Telephone: 720-898-7498
Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM