The Fulton County Community Heritage Corporation (FCCHC) recently
administered housing rehabilitation programs in
the Town of Oppenheim and the City of Johnstown. These programs offered financial
assistance to income eligible homeowners to be used to
remove substandard housing conditions and make necessary repairs to
their homes. FCCHC also recently administered a similar program on a Countywide basis.
Eligible repairs for these types of programs may include: water system repairs and well drilling,
septic system repair or replacement, plumbing, heating, electrical,
roofing, painting, weatherization, structural repairs and repairs or
improvements necessary to make a home accessible to the disabled.
Ineligible repairs may include: additions, air conditioning,
replacement of systems or components not determined to be substandard, sidewalk repair or replacement
repairs to unattached outbuildings such as garages or sheds.
Assistance is provided in the form of a deferred payment loan, which
is repayable if the property is sold, rented, or transferred but is
forgiven after 5 or 10 years depending on the amount.
All work is done by private contractors.
There are currently waiting lists for all home repair and housing
rehabilitation programs administered by FCCHC and funds are limited.
However, applications are still accepted for consideration in the
Click here to view a
PDF version of our
Home Repair Application.
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