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Funding available for housing rehabilitation project

Southeast Rural Community Assistance Project, Inc. (SERCAP), a Roanoke based nonprofit organization, currently has funding available for owner- occupied housing rehabilitation projects for low-to-moderate income (LMI) homeowners in several counties across Virginia.

SERCAP’s funding is currently available in Allegheny, Amherst, Bland, Botetourt, Clark, Dinwiddie, Floyd, Frederick, Lunenburg, Northumberland, Page, Prince Edward, Prince George, Roanoke, Rockbridge, Rockingham, Shenandoah, Southampton, Suffolk, Surry and Wythe counties.

SERCAP is the Region 5 provider for Virginia’s Indoor Plumbing & Rehabilitation (IPR) program. Funded by Virginia’s Department of Housing & Community Development (DHCD), the IPR program provides financial and technical assistance to low-income homeowners who live in houses that either have incomplete indoor plumbing — i.e. no toilet, lack potable water, and/or have a failed septic system.

Regional providers, such as SERCAP, work with low-income homeowners to qualify them for the program, and then provide housing rehabilitation specialist services to ensure the house is properly rehabilitated, or upgraded, to include indoor plumbing and meet Housing Quality Standards (HQS).

Additionally, the IPR Program is structured as a loan program that works with participants to establish an affordable monthly payment for a 10-year loan term, bringing-in program income that is rolled back into the program to assist more clients. Paired with small budget allocations from counties throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia, IPR program income funds allow SERCAP to provide additional housing rehabilitation services to low-to-moderate income homeowners with sub-standard housing.

For more information about SERCAP’s Housing Rehabilitation services, eligibility requirements, and/or to request an application, call SERCAP’s Housing Department at (540) 345-1184, or visit us online at www.sercap.org.