Owner-Occupied Home Repairs

CHRIC provides income-eligible homeowners financial assistance to complete repairs that will make their homes safer, healthier and more affordable.

Most of our programs are targeted to specific communities or specific types of repairs. Each may have its own guidelines for eligibility.

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We are currently working with the Villages of Sherman, Silver Creek, and Celoron as well as the Towns of Hanover and Cherry Creek to deliver Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds that were awarded to these communities to help eligible homeowners with necessary home repairs.

We also have CDBG funding available county-wide for homeowners who are in need of repair or replacement of pre-existing water wells or septic systems or the repair or replacement of pre-existing lateral connections to municipal water/sewer systems. This program is available countywide, except for residents of the Cities of Jamestown and Dunkirk (see note below).

We are also working with the Town of Ellington to deliver a CDBG program that provides replacement homes for  people who own and live in manufactured homes (trailers) that are in extremely poor condition and can no longer be repaired properly.

Under all of theses CDBG programs, you must be a resident of the Village or the Town (you must pay your property taxes to the specific Village or Town named).Your home must be single-family and owner-occupied. Your mortgage and property/school taxes must be current. For the Ellington Trailer Replacement Program, there cannot be an open mortgage against the trailer to be replaced and you must own the land upon which the trailer is located. In addition, your total household income cannot exceed 80% of the Area Median Income as established by HUD. Income is based on your gross income (before any taxes, health care costs or other deductions are taken out of your check). Total household income includes the income of all members of the household who are over the age of 18 (unless they are full-time students) whether they contribute to the household or not. Earned income of children under the age of 18 is not included, but benefits (such as Social Security) provided to children under the age of 18 is counted as household income.

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If you live in the Village of Silver Creek, Celoron, or Sherman or the Town of Hanover, Cherry Creek or Ellington, or if you are in need of asssitance with your water well or septic system, please call 716-753-4650 for more information. If you are asked to leave a message, please be specific and mention the water well/septic program or the specific Town or Village that you live in so that we can refer your call to the proper staff person.

Please note: The cities of Jametown and Dunkirk receive their own CDBG funding directly from HUD. For more information on programs available under the City of Jamestown CDBG, please call the Jamestown Department of Development at 716-483-7541. For more information on programs available under the City of Dunkirk CDBG, please call Dunkirk Planning and Development at 716-366-9878.

For residents who do not live in one of the Towns or Villages mentioned above, we currently have a waiting list for assistance with general home repairs. Please complete the pre-application for our General Countywide Rehab Program to be placed on our waiting list or call our office to have a pre-application mailed to you:

or call (716)753-4650
(716)661-7650 - toll-free from Jamestown area
(716)363-4650 - toll-free from Dunkirk area
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Accessibility Modifications

CHRIC works to provide assistance to people with disabilities
and the elderly to complete modifications
that will make their home safe and accessible.

Ask for Staci:
(716) 753-4650
(716) 661-7650 - toll free from Jamestown area
(716)363-4650 - toll free from Dunkirk area
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