2 Academy St, Mayville, NY 14757
Phone: 716-753-4650 FAX: 716-753-4508
Rehab/Repair For Rental Units
Lead is the number one environmental poison for children in the U.S.
The primary source of lead poisoning is deteriorating paint.
Children do not have to eat paint chips to get poisoned -
most kids are poisoned from ongoing exposure to tiny particles of lead dust that
are created every time an old, painted window or door is opened and closed or
by foot traffic on old, painted floors and stairs.
LEAD SAFE COUNTY is funded by HUD's Office of Healthy Homes
and Lead Hazard Control. The program tries to make rental units safer for young
children by reducing the hazards present in their home.
Most rental units that receive assistance through Lead Safe County
receive new replacement windows and, often, new doors.
If other surfaces are found to have deteriorating lead-based paint on them,
they may be repainted or covered with new materials such as carpet or vinyl.
Every effort is made to find a cost effective yet safe solution.
The property owner is responsible for $50 per window, $50 per interior door
and $150 per entry door plus 20-50% of the cost of any other work
that is necessary to make the property lead-safe.
AT THIS TIME ALL AVAILABLE FUNDING HAS BEEN COMMITTED.
WE ARE NOT ACCESPTING NEW APPLICATIONS.
WE HAVE CREATED A WAITING LIST FOR LANDLORDS
WHO ARE INTERSTED IN ASSISTANCE THROUGH LEAD SAFE COUNTY.
AN APPLICATION FOR ADDITIONAL FUNDING IS PENDING.
IF WE RECEIVE ADDITIONAL FUNDS,
WE WILL CONTACT THE LANDLORDS ON THE WAITING LIST
1. Only the LANDLORD can apply for assistance - tenants cannot apply directly
2. The property must have been built before 1978 and contain lead-based paint hazards.
3. The apartments must contain at least one bedroom (efficiencies are not eligible).
4. There MUST be CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF SIX living
in the property ro spending
at least six hours a week in the apartment.
5. The TENANT in the property must meet the following INCOME GUIDELINES:
|Maximum gross income for a family of one:||$32,350|
|Maximum gross income for a family of two:||$36,950|
|Maximum gross income for a family of three:||$41,550|
|Maximum gross income for a family of four:||$46,150|
|Maximum gross income for a family of five:||$49,850|
|Maximum gross income for a family of six:||$53,550|
|Maximum gross income for a family of seven:||$57,250|
|Maximum gross income for a family of eight:||$60,950|
CHRIC will verify tenant eligibility directly with the tenant.
6. The DEED to the property must be in your name (no land contracts)
7. Property and School TAXES MUST BE CURRENT
8. You must have INSURANCE on the property
9. MUNICIPAL FEES (water, sewer, trash) must be CURRENT
Lead-Safe County funds cannot be used to repair or replace roofs, furnaces, electrical or plumbing systems, or to install insulation. There are no funds currently available through CHRIC that can address rehab issues other than lead-based paint.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE PLACED ON THE WAITING LIST
FOR ASSISTANCE THROUGH LEAD SAFE COUNTY,
753-4650, 661-7650, OR 363-4650.
Para ayuda en Espanol, llame a Mayra Alvarado
a 753-4650, 363-4650 o 661-7650.
SOME OTHER IMPORTANT THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW:
1. It will probably be at least 6-12 months from the time you apply before any work begins on your rental unit.
2. In all cases, the property owner will need to contribute towards the repairs. The exact amount cannot be determined until the work has been written up, approved by you, and bid by a contractor. You will be fully notified of your exact costs before you sign any contracts committing you to having the work done.
3. The money that CHRIC provides is a grant and does not have to be repaid. As a result of receiving funds through CHRIC, a lien will be placed on your rental property. This lien declines annually for three years and does not have to be repaid unless you sell your the property during the lien period. The lien exists only to assure that people do not take advantage of CHRIC's programs by using our funds to buy, repair, and re-sell properties at a profit. During the lien period, certain obligations relating to the tenants and the property will be placed on you. These may include ongoing property maintenance, continuing to rent to tenants who meet income guidelines, and maximum rent limits. Please call 753-4650, 363-4650, or 661-7650 for further information.
4. CHRIC administers funds from a variety of sources including the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal (NYS DHCR), the Federal Home Loan Bank's Affordable Housing Program (FHLB AHP), the New York State Affordable Housing Corporation (NYS AHC), the New York State Office of Community Renewal, and others. In all cases, CHRIC must comply with the rules of these agencies when determining who is eligible for assistance and what can be done with their funds. Each of these agencies has their own requirements - you may be eligible for funds from one of these sources but not another. In addition, the use of one set of funds may carry different obligations for you, as the recipient, from the use of others. CHRIC will make every effort to secure funds from any source for which you are eligible. You can visit these agencies' websites by clicking on the links below:
York State Office of Community Renewal
US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR)
New York State Affordable Housing Corporation (AHC)
Federal Home Loan Bank's Affordable Housing Program (AHP)