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Home Rehabilitation

Home Rehabilitation combines the efforts of the client, UHDC staff, volunteers, and licensed contractors to meet home repair goals through the use of low-interest loans and grants.  There are several sources of funding that UHDC can use to make repairs to your home, each with its own requirements.

The first step is to apply.  We send out applications when requested and use the information you provide to determine eligibility for each program.  The application will place you on a waiting list.  When funding is available that might match your application, we will contact you to update the application and submit documentation.  We assess the work and write up what needs to be done to the home.  The work is prioritized according to the needs of the homeowner and the requirements of the program funding the work. The final result is a decent, safe, and sanitary place to live, free of health hazards. 

Applications are available at our office located at 301 East 3rd Street, Russellville, AR or you can print the application by clicking the link below.

Home Rehabilitation Application

Contact Beverly Massey or Lacey Walters at (479) 968-5001 for more information.


HOME REHAB BEFORE AND AFTER

Self-Help Home Rehabilitation

If you are physically able to do some of the work yourself—or have family or friends that will volunteer to help, this method might be for you. 

We use Construction Supervisors to help clients know what to do and how to do it.  Once they get started, we monitor their progress and make sure all of the work is done well.  Some jobs require a professional license and homeowners aren’t asked to do these tasks.  They can still save on the cost by taking over chores such as job-site pick-up that the professional would pay a helper to do. 


Can I really do some of the work myself?

Yes!

UHDC has helped over 1,200 families build their homes from the ground up.  As an existing homeowner, you’re already ahead of the game! 

We use Construction Supervisors to help clients know what to do and how to do it.  Once they get started, we monitor their progress and make sure all of the work is done well.  Some jobs require a professional license and homeowners aren’t asked to do these tasks.  They can still save on the cost by taking over chores such as job-site pick-up that the professional would pay a helper to do. 

UHDC has been using Self-Help Housing to make dreams come true since 1978.  If you are physically able to do some of the work yourself—or have family or friends that will volunteer to help, this method might be for you.


Am I Eligible?

Eligibility for each program is determined through a pre-application.  When the pre-application is turned in, the individual is placed on a waiting list.  When a client meets the requirements of one of our funding sources, they are contacted to complete a full application and to submit documentation.  UHDC will assess the work and write up what needs to be done to the home.  The work is prioritized according to the needs of the homeowner and the requirements of the program funding the work. The final result is a decent, safe, and sanitary place to live, free of health hazards.  Making these repairs helps the homeowner live affordably in the home they already own and brings up property values for entire neighborhoods.


How Do I Get From Before To After?

Jobs may be bid out to local contractors or UHDC may act as the general contractor and sub-contract all or part of the work required according to the guidelines from funding sources.  Volunteer labor may also be used. UHDC supervises all phases of the process and the work is inspected to make sure all work meets applicable standards.

 

Our Community Impact

  • Self-Help Homes Constructed

    1,258

  • Homes Rehabilitated

    626

  • Housed through Rental Assistance

    1,140

  • Homebuyer Course Graduates

    2,375

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