Periodically, Wilkes County receives funds from the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency to assist very low-income Wilkes County homeowners with the alleviation of housing conditions, which pose an imminent threat to their life or safety. In addition the Urgent Repair Program furnishes accessibility modifications and other repairs necessary to prevent the imminent displacement of very low-income homeowners with special accessibility needs such as the frail elderly and persons with disabilities.
Up to $3,500 can be provided for home repair to these individuals who must meet one or more special needs. Homeowners must either be an elderly head of household, disabled head of household, single parent with one or more children in the home, have a large Family, or have a child in the home with an elevated blood lead level. Homes with disabled or elderly family members are also eligible.