Kingsport Alliance for Housing Revitalization Home Repair Program
The Kingsport Alliance for Housing Revitalization (KAHR) home repair program, funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development with the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) is designed to assist low income families in maintaining decent, safe, sanitary, and energy efficient housing by rehabilitating substandard single family dwellings to meet local standards and environmental requirements. The emergency repair component of the program eliminates unsafe, hazardous and unsanitary conditions that require immediate attention. You can learn more about the CDBG program visit www.hudexchange.info/programs/cdbg/.
Any homeowner that believes that they are eligible based on income and ownership guidelines may apply here. All applications taken will be reviewed for completeness and an eligibility determination will be made. If an application is determined to be incomplete or ineligible, the applicant will be given thirty (30) days’ notice to submit the appropriate documentation. Applications are processed the in the order they are received.
Type of Assistance
Eligible applicants will receive a one-time grant. In the event of an imminent threat to health and safety, emergency repairs will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
The applicant’s household income must be at or less than 80% of median income as determined by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development annually. Current income guidelines can be found here.
• Located within the city limits of Kingsport.
• The applicant must be the owner of the property to be repaired and have resided in the dwelling for not less than one year at the time of application.
• The dwelling unit must be in need of immediate and necessary repairs to correct situations which pose a threat to the health and safety of those who reside in the home. Eligible emergency repairs include, but are not limited to electrical, roofing, plumbing and HVAC repairs. Foundation repair or replacement is not eligible.
• Permanent structures only; no mobile homes, travel trailers, etc. Modular and Double-Wide homes on a permanent foundation are eligible.
• Properties located in the 100 year floodplain are ineligible unless they are currently covered by flood insurance.
For more information or to schedule an appointment to apply for assistance, contact the Community Development Office at (423)224-2877.
The Fair Housing Act protects people from discrimination when they are renting or buying a home, getting a mortgage, seeking housing assistance, or engaging in other housing-related activities. Take a moment to look at the brochure “Fair Housing Equal Opportunity for All” here or visit www.hud.gov/fairhousing for more information.
HUD believes our communities should make homes available to families that are affordable and healthy. Lead is a highly toxic metal that may cause a range of health problems, especially in young children. Take a moment to look at the brochure “Protect Your Family from Lead in Your Home” here or visit www.hud.gov/lead for more information.
The KAHR home repair program utilizes federal funds to make home repairs for low-moderate income residents of the City of Kingsport. Typical repairs include HVAC, roofing, ramps, lack of water or water damage, minor structural damage, etc. Contractors interested in future projects involving home repairs utilizing Community Development Block Grant Funds should submit Letters of Interest to the Community Development office at 415 Broad Street, Kingsport, TN 37660. For more information click here.
All Minority, Women-Owned and Section 3 compliant contractors are encouraged to participate.
The City of Kingsport shall not discriminate because of race, sex, religion, familial status, disability, handicap, national origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity.