Apex Cares - Housing Rehabilitation Program
The Town of Apex contracts with Rebuilding Together of the Triangle (RTT) to assist low-income homeowners with needed repairs that keep their homes safe and sanitary, fix hazardous structural conditions, help residents age in place, and improve accessibility for persons with disabilities.
Funding per eligible household, provided by the Affordable Housing Fund, is based on household need, level of home repair need, and overall funding availability. The amount is limited to $15,000 per household within a 5-year period.
Those receiving assistance through this program must meet requirements in the following categories:
Type of Home
|Housing must be located in the corporate limits of Apex.||Annual household income must not exceed 65% of the area median income. (See information below)||Applicant must own and occupy the property.||Applicant must provide income tax forms, property deed, proof of mortgage and utility payments, and more.||Only owner-occupied, single-family detached dwellings, townhomes, or condominiums are eligible.|
Program eligibility is limited to applicants whose annual household income does not exceed 65 percent of the area median income, adjusted for household size and reported for the Raleigh Metropolitan Statistical Area, as determined for each fiscal year by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The per household member amount for 2021 is as follows:
Types of Repairs
Applicants with health and safety project needs will be given priority. These include repairs to roof, foundation, electrical wiring, plumbing, heating / cooling system, and the elimination of specific conditions detrimental to public health and safety, which have been identified by the Town.
Some types of repairs include, but are not limited to:
- Correction of code violations
- Testing and treatment / removal of lead-based paint/asbestos hazards
- Repair / replace interior features like kitchen and bath flooring, bath fixtures, insulation, smoke alarms, countertops, and carpet
- Repair / replace features like windows, screens, plaster, siding and stucco, and deadbolt locks
- Removal of barriers and Interior accessibility improvements for persons with disabilities
- Repairs or improvements to allow residents to age in place, such as: installation of grab bars in hallways and showers, stair lifts, and walk-in tubs
- Cost-effective energy conservation measures, including solar heating, cooling, and water systems permanently affixed to dwelling
Some types of projects are not eligible for this program. Those include, but are not limited to:
- New construction
- Purchase, installation, or repair of furniture
- Purchase of new appliances (except built-in stove, cook top, or garbage disposal)
- Swimming pools, hot tubs, saunas, and other 'luxury' items
How to Apply
For more information about the program, call RTT at (919) 341-5980 or email RTT and mention the "Apex Cares Housing Rehabilitation Program".