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Community Revitalization

Housing Improvement Programs

Single-Family Housing Rehabilitation Program:
This program gives homeowners the opportunity to rehabilitate their homes through a qualified contractor. The condition of your home determines the amount of rehabilitation work needed. Households requiring a major rehabilitation are temporarily relocated with assistance from the Community Revitalization Division.
To qualify:

  • The property must be located in Glendale.
  • You must have owned and lived in your home for at least one year.
  • The total household income must be within the federal guidelines for low-to-moderate-income households.
  • Eligible home improvements must meet minimum building codes.
  • The rehabilitation must do at least one of the following: increase energy efficiency, improve livability and/or extend the life of the property. The type of rehabilitation could include painting; roof repair/replacement; and electrical, plumbing or mechanical repairs to existing systems. It may involve minor reconstruction or replacement of structural components.

Roof Repair and Replacement Program:
This program repairs or replaces deteriorated roofs for qualified homeowners. The types of repairs allowed are:

  • Replacing deteriorated fascia
  • Soffits
  • Sheathing
  • Shingle mold
  • Other related roof components

Since the funding is a grant, homeowners must have incomes at or below 60 percent of the area median income for Maricopa County.

Emergency Home Repair Program (Habitat for Humanity):
High temperatures increase the wear and tear to evaporative coolers and home air conditioning units. For high-risk groups, including the elderly and small children, it is critical that these units are operating properly.

Thanks to federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, the city of Glendale can provide emergency home repair assistance to qualified, low-income families and the elderly who are Glendale residents. While the Emergency Home Repair Program covers a variety of needs, some of the most requested and critical calls come in the summer for repairs to existing home cooling units.

The city’s Emergency Home Repair Program utilizes a non-profit partner, Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona, to provide emergency repair services. Examples of the types of repairs allowed include carpentry, electrical, mechanical, plumbing and roofing. Repairs that are considered an emergency situation that are required to maintain the safety and habitability of the household are eligible.

The program does not provide services for:

  • Refrigerators
  • Dishwashers
  • Ranges
  • Garbage disposals
  • Electrical appliances
  • Washers/dryers
  • Swimming pools

To qualify, applicants must own and occupy the residence, and meet income requirements based on family size and program criteria. Repairs are approved on a case-by-case basis depending on the type and severity of the emergency.

Funding is limited; therefore, there is a limit in material expenses per household, per calendar year. For more information or to apply for assistance, please call Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona at 623-583-2417, ext. 108.

Home Modification Program for Persons with Disabilities (ABIL):
Structural modifications to homes occupied by people with disabilities can be made through this program. Modifications allowed include:

  • Wheelchair ramps
  • Widened doors
  • Grab bars
  • Modifications to showers, sinks and toilets

The Home Modification Program is a match program. Clients are expected to pay for 10 percent of the cost of the modification through cash, in-kind contribution (labor, materials or volunteerism) or through other contributions.

Because funding is limited, there is a limit on each modification. This program is administered by Arizona Bridge to Independent Living (ABIL). For more information or to apply for assistance through this program, contact ABIL at (602) 296-0537.


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