Rehabilitation Loan Program
The Indoor Plumbing/Rehabilitation Loan Program provides no interest loans to low-income homeowners whose dwellings lack functional indoor plumbing. The loan agreement stipulates that the dwelling be renovated to meet the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Housing Quality Standards. Loan repayment is based on the homeowner’s ability to pay. Home maintenance education classes are required for participants to ensure that the renovated dwelling is properly maintained, and includes proper care of household systems, preventive maintenance methods and personal financial management. The Waynesboro Redevelopment and Housing Authority administers this program for the City of Waynesboro and the counties of Augusta, Bath, Highland, Page and Rockingham. Partnerships with these localities provide a means to meet the housing needs of low-income homeowners residing in substandard dwellings. During FY 2003, the Authority completed seven (7) such projects at a total cost of $315,871.00.
SHARE Homeless Intervention Program
The Share Homeless Intervention Program seeks to prevent the displacement of individuals and families from their homes as a result of eviction or foreclosure. It helps combat homelessness by assisting individuals and families secure permanent housing, and provides training and an educational component to ensure self-sufficiency. To be eligible for this program, a family or individual must be in eminent danger of losing their home, the financial crisis leading to this situation must be temporary and unavoidable (i.e. accident or illness) and all personal resources must have been exhausted. The Waynesboro Redevelopment and Housing Authority serves as the local program administrator for the Cities of Waynesboro and Staunton and the counties of Augusta, Bath, and Highland. In FY 2003, fifty-eight (58) families were assisted by the SHARE Homeless Intervention Program, through an expenditure of $121,372.67.