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Housing Rehabilitation Program Impact
The Housing Rehabilitation Program maintains affordable housing through rehabilitation of existing housing stock, making improvements to correct structural/mechanical deficiencies and enhancing energy efficiency. The program provides housing rehabilitation services to qualified low- and moderate-income (LMI) families and individuals in order to preserve and improve their homes.
The main objective of this program is to create a more livable home environment and promote housing that is safe, secure, and energy efficient. In 2009, housing rehabilitation was provided to 21 LMI households.
Maintaining affordable housing in our community is the primary goal of the Housing Rehabilitation Program. Equally important is the impact this has for the homeowner(s).
One example of a Fayetteville citizen who was provided assistance is a widowed woman who had been married for 66 years. For sixty-two of those years they lived in the Fayetteville home her husband built for them himself. As his health began to fail, some things around the house were let go. After his death she found herself alone in the home and faced with the possibility of having to move into an apartment because she was unable to perform the necessary repairs.
The Housing Rehabilitation Program was able to bring the home up to code and make it more energy efficient. The homeowner is very happy to still be in her home and has said she is "so proud of my house." She has also commented on how much warmer her house is during the winter thanks to the upgrades.
The pictures on this page are some before and after pictures of some of the Fayetteville homes assisted through the Housing Rehabilitation Program.