Emergency Repair Program Offers Loan for Furnace, Plumbing Costs

SPRINGFIELD, OH (Feb. 5, 2019) — Residents with a qualifying income may be eligible for zero-interest loan for some emergency home repairs.

The Springfield City Community Development Department offers an Emergency Repair Program to assist lower-income residents when they’re faced with serious health and safety conditions caused by faulty furnaces, gas lines, and plumbing, said Community Development Director Shannon Meadows.

“The health and safety of our residents is something we take very seriously, and we take it to heart,” said Meadows. “We’re committed to providing vital resources to people when they need them. At this time of year, the Emergency Repair Program is an essential tool for those with limited resources when they’re dealing with sudden home repairs that put their health and safety at risk.”

The program offers a zero-interest loan for a maximum term of five years to cover the cost of repairs to furnaces, gas lines, plumbing, electrical work, or handicapped-accessible structures. To qualify, applicants must:

  • Be an owner occupant of a single family residence in the City of Springfield that has an emergency condition
  • Demonstrate the ability to meet program underwriting guidelines
  • Maintain hazard insurance coverage on the property
  • Meet income qualifications

Program costs and recording fees are added to repair costs and due by the applicant at closing. To apply, contact the Community Development Department at 937-324-7368.

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