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Who’s Eligible

Applicants must own and occupy their home
Applicants must earn less than 80% of the area median gross income, approximately $56,550 for a family of four in Mecklenburg County and $52,400 for a family of four in Iredell County
Needed repairs must be emergency in nature and fall into one of the categories listed below

Eligible Repairs

  • Accessibility: repair or replacement of unsafe steps and access porches; installation or repair of handrails and grab bars; wheelchair ramps
  • Carpentry: protect the inside walls and ceilings from wire exposure; protect outside walls from elements
  • Electricity: repair or replace mounted light fixtures, outlets, breakers or fuse boxes
  • Furnace/Air Conditioning: repair or replace heating or AC units
  • Plumbing: repair or replace water lines and drain pipes to sinks and toilets; repair or replace leaking, cracked or unstable toilets, showers, and bath tubs
  • Roofs: repair leaks; re-flash chimneys; re-roof
  • Ineligible repairs include: installing siding, storm windows or doors; installing or replacing gutters; installing insulation or septic systems; painting or other cosmetic work; underpinning of mobile homes; yard work, general cleaning
  • HAMMERS cannot exceed $5,000 in repair expenses on a home–if repairs are estimated to be more than $5,000, no work will be done for fear of placing the household in even greater jeopardy.

How to Apply

If you or someone you know is in need of emergency home repairs and fits the criteria outlined above, please complete the HAMMERS Application (and review the policy statement) and return to:

PO Box 854 or fax to 704.892.4197, Attention: HAMMERS
Call with any questions 704.892.4486

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