SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (Monday, March 14, 2022) - Summerville Town Council has voted to allocate $225,000 from federal American Rescue Plan Act funds to Operation Home, a non-profit with a mission to help people remain in their homes by increasing safety and accessibility. The vote was made at the regularly scheduled council meeting on Thursday, March 10, 2022. Money will go toward home repairs and weatherization for low- and moderate-income homeowners to improve the energy efficiency of their homes for health and safety.
Applications will be accepted by Operation Home on a first-come, first-served basis beginning March 21. Services will be provided until funds are exhausted. The first step in the application process is a phone screening with Operation Home staff to determine eligibility for participation in the program. To be eligible, the applicant must own their home, live within Summerville municipal limits, and have a total household income no greater than 300 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines for their family size.
Services considered for funding include roof repairs, floor repairs, bathroom modifications for individuals with disabilities, addition of a wheelchair ramp, essential safety repairs to plumbing, electrical, and/or HVAC systems.
“We are pleased to partner with Operation Home to provide these much-needed home improvement and weatherization services for our most vulnerable residents. This program aligns with what we see as one of the goals of the American Rescue Plan Act - responding to the pandemic’s negative impacts on our low- and moderate-income community.” ~ Mayor Ricky Waring
“I want to thank the Mayor, Town Council, and our Town Administrator and staff for supporting me on this project to deliver assistance for home repair and weatherization for some of our low- and moderate-income residents in Summerville.” ~ Councilman Aaron Brown, District 1
“We’re excited to deploy American Rescue Plan Act resources to support critical home repairs for low- and moderate-income homeowners in town. We look forward to working with Operation Home to bring this program to fruition for the benefit of our residents.” ~ Michael Lisle, Economic Development Manager
Those interested can contact Operation Home at (843) 212-8936 for more information and to begin the phone screening process.