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No. the Program is limited to an owner-occupied residence. The occupant must have fee simple title to the property being proposed for rehabilitation. Your parents could make application to participate in the Residential Repair Program at their primary residence within the City of East Chicago, Indiana.
Due to the large interest in the Residential Repair Program, a first-come first-served waiting list is utilized. There is an approximate one-to-two year cavity between the time an application is currently received and thereby pulled for processing. In special situations where safety of property or persons is confirmed, priority may be authorized to serve that particular need of an eligible homeowner in the Emergency Repair Program, for which the homeowner would incur a 100% loan for the cost of the repair.
No. The homeowners are not allowed to personally perform any non-emergency home repairs during the Residential Repair Program construction period. Homeowner repair projects that begin before the start of the Residential Repair Program construction period are required to be complete, including, if applicable, city inspection reports indicating proof that homeowner’s previous project is code compliant.