Mesa's Emergency Rehabilitation Program Ready to Help People in Need

~ Mesa, Arizona is on track to assist 73 income-eligible households with emergency repairs by January 2024. The City's Emergency Rehabilitation Program provides up to $25,000 annually for repairs such as air conditioner/heater repair/replacement, roof repair/replacement, water heater replacement, severe electrical issues, severe plumbing issues and accommodations to address accessibility issues for elderly and disabled.

Justin Boyd, Housing and Community Development Administrator for Mesa said: "The City's Emergency Repair Program extends a unique opportunity to its residents, providing a lifeline through grants to address eligible emergency repairs in their homes. Our dedicated staff stands ready to assist our residents with urgency and expertise, ensuring the swift resolution of your emergency needs. We prioritize their safety and well-being, transforming challenges into opportunities for a secure and thriving home environment."

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So far 35 projects have been completed benefiting low to moderate-income households in Mesa. Three projects are nearing completion with another 35 under contract. One of the beneficiaries of the program is Cheryl Ross who had a roof that was severely leaking and a single-pane glass sliding door and transom window causing severe energy loss during summer. Through the City's program she got a new high density foam roof system, an energy-efficient dual pane sliding glass door and a transom window that has cut her electric bills by 25 percent.

Ross said: "I didn't know how I was going to afford the repairs. After learning about the Emergency Rehabilitation Program, the City staff, specifically Gary Ray (Housing Rehab Specialist), was so helpful throughout the entire process. They helped me find an amazing contractor who listened to me and made sure all the work was done to code. I was so impressed by their professionalism, patience and compassion."

More information about Mesa's Emergency Rehabilitation Program including income eligibility requirements and pre-qualification forms can be found online.

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