FREEHOLD, NJ — If a home improvement project is on your to-do list for the new year, Monmouth County offers a home repair program for qualified homeowners.

“The program offers county assistance to help those in need of repairs in the home, whether it is major or minor,” said Freeholder Lillian Burry, liaison to the Office of Community Development’s Division of Planning, which administers the program. “Since the program’s inception, the county has helped approximately 50 families with home repairs at no cost to the homeowner.” 

The program is open to all Monmouth County residents who meet low- to moderate-income standards mandated by the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

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Homeowners can receive up to $10,000 for assistance for one single repair — not multiple nonrelated home improvements.

The application and approval process takes less than one week, providing all the required documentation is received for a complete review. On average, most projects can begin work in approximately four to five weeks following the applicant’s final approval.

The home repair program, which replaced the former home improvement program in 2018, is funded through HUD’s Community Block Grant Program.

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