Sacramento approves program that would give $15,000 to homeowners for emergency repairs

Sacramento City Council members on Tuesday approved a pilot program that would give homeowners thousands of dollars for emergency repairs. The Justice for Neighbors Emergency Home Repair Pilot Program would give $15,000 for needed repairs to those who qualify. The requirements include the home needing to be owner-occupied or to be a single-family home with an income that is at or below 80% of the local median income. "Low-income homeowners can face challenges with home repairs and preventive maintenance due to tight household budgets that leave little room for necessary repairs," a description of the agenda item reads. "Unresolved home repairs can lead to habitability and safety issues over time and sometimes result in the loss of housing in our community." More here: