Home Repairs & Rehabilitation
Emergency Minor Home Repairs
SMCAA offers many emergency services designed to help residents across Berrien, Cass, and Van Buren Counties, including emergency minor home repairs that improve health and safety in the home.
Eligibility differs based on programming. Apply today to see if you qualify for assistance.
Housing Development assists homeowners by correcting health and safety hazards, code violations, and making other mandatory repairs to their owner-occupied homes.
SMCAA administers various housing rehabilitation programs using funds from Community Block Development Grants (CDBG). The funds for these repairs are secured by placing a non-diminishing lien on the homeowner’s property. The lien is a 0% interest loan that must be repaid when the homeowner no longer lives in the home. Homeowners are encouraged to provide some leverage funds to complete the rehabilitation activities. These sources can come from some of the following organizations: Financial Institutions, DHS, and Veterans Organizations, Rural Development, Community Action, and/or personal funding.
Housing rehabilitation programs are dependent upon availability of funding at the time of the application and prioritized by type of emergency. Repairs may include heating, water heaters, electrical, plumbing, wells, and septic systems issues.
To inquire on the SMCAA Housing Development programs and their availability, call 269-925-9077.