The Delta Housing Authority (DHA) has received funding from the Colorado Division of Housing for its housing rehabilitation program in Delta County. The program provides assistance to low and middle income households for necessary home improvements.
The program enables homeowners who may not be able to borrow from banks due to low income or credit problems. Eligible borrowers include those on a fixed income such as the elderly or disabled as well as low income individuals and families. The loan payments are based on what the borrower can afford.
Technical assistance is provided free of charge. This assistance includes, construction management services such as project design, help finding qualified contractors, and performing construction inspections authorizing work progress payments. The intent is to make sure the homeowner gets the best quality work for a fair price.
Typical work includes structural repairs such as foundation, frame, roof, health and safety concerns related to electrical, plumbing and heating. Other issues that are addressed include energy conservation accessibility modifications. Cosmetic upgrades may also be allowed as part of a typical rehabilitation if they do not constitute a major percentage of the work.
For more information contact the Delta Housing Authority, 511 East 10th in Delta, 874-7266, ext. 3.