Home Maintenance & Security (HMS)
Our Home Maintenance and Security (HMS) Program provides up to $1,000 to South End homeowners for maintenance. One criterion we look at for eligibility is household income. Homeowners must meet the requirements of 80% or under the annual median income (AMI) for the Albany-Schenectady-Troy Metropolitan Area.
*Preference is given to the elderly and disabled.
* We recommend filling out a Pre-Eligibility Application even when programs are closed. If a slot opens, we do refer to these applications for new clients!
80% AMI Chart 2020
Eligible Maintenance Activities for HMS
Unclogging of sink and/or toilet
Repairs to gutters or floors
Repairs to cracked plaster
Repairs to broken windows or door locks
Caulking, weather stripping, re-glazing
Reapplication of protective coatings
Installation of protective plywood, alarm systems, or temporary fencing
Repainting previously painted surface (including limited scraping) *
Servicing and maintenance of mechanical systems
Replacement of kitchen appliances that are not attached to the building, where removal would not cause any damage.
*Appliance replacement is limited to $500 and to the replacement of a refrigerator, stove, or washing machine
*non destructive methods only (e.g no sandblasting or high pressure spraying)
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