New City-based nonprofit Rockland Independent Living Center (RILC) is partnering with the County of Rockland to administer an “owner occupied rehabilitation program” known as HOME, which is funded by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.
HOME enables eligible applicants – persons with disabilities and seniors who own their own homes and who meet certain income qualifications – to rehabilitate their homes with deferred loans that are eligible for forgiveness if certain criteria are met. The property must be located in Rockland County, and eligible applicants may receive up to $25,000 per household, less certain administrative costs.
George Hoehmann, CEO and Executive Director of Rockland Independent Living Center, said his agency is pleased to expand its services with the HOME program and honored to be selected by the county to administer it because of RILC’s extensive housing advocacy initiatives.
“Our mission at Rockland Independent Living Center is to provide a barrier-free society with opportunities for all persons to achieve their maximum potential. This includes helping people make needed repairs and improvements to their homes, thereby improving their safety and their quality of life,” Hoehmann said.
To obtain a HOME application or get additional information call Rockland Independent Living Center at (845) 624-1366 or visit www.rilc.org. RILC also has a list of reputable contractors who specialize in modifying and rehabilitating homes to meet accessibility requirements. RILC is located at 873 Route 45, Suite 108, in New City.