Programs that provide assistance for people who need to make essential repairs to their homes in order to eliminate health or safety hazards or improve their security. Most home rehabilitation programs cover major repairs, system upgrades and replacements (e.g., plumbing, heating or electrical systems) but not minor repairs.
Programs that provide small grants or loans that help homeowners who qualify (often older adults and people in emergency situations) pay for minor home repair services such as roof repairs, window replacements or repairs to septic tanks. Specific services covered by the programs and eligibility criteria vary. Also included are programs that provide grants or loans for the construction, repair and/or sealing of household water well systems, primarily in eligible rural areas.
The above terms and definitions are part of the Taxonomy of Human Services, used here by permission of INFO LINE of Los Angeles.