Your Home in Need of Repairs?

Kent County Department of Planning Services may be able to help with the Housing Repair Program.  What does the program do? The Community Development Housing Repair program provides funds for repairs and renovations that will bring a home up to housing code standards. Examples of some of the types of work done are: electrical, plumbing, roofing, hearing and structural renovations.  How does it work?  An application for assistance is filled out and additional information verifications are mailed.  An inspection of the home is done and a list of repairs is completed.  Bids are requested from County-Approved licensed contractors. The bids are evaluated and the job is awarded to the lowest bidding responsive contractor. The selected contractor then completes the approved work as per the work write-up and any County approved changes. The County pays the contractor for the work.  To avoid abuse of the Housing Repair Program, a lien (in the [...]

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