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2017 Urgent Repair Program

Gaston County has been awarded $100,000 by the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency (NCHFA) under the 2017 cycle of the Urgent Repair Program to assist Gaston and Lincoln County residents. This program provides funds to assist very-low and low-income households in addressing housing conditions that pose imminent threats to their life and/or safety or in providing accessibility modifications and other repairs necessary to prevent displacement. URP funding is overseen by the NCHFA with funds coming from the North Carolina Housing Trust Fund.

To be eligible for assistance applicants must meet the following requirements:
1. Must reside within Gaston or Lincoln County and own and occupy the home in need of repair.
2. Must have a household income which does not exceed 50% of the County median income for the household size.
3. Must have a special need (e.g., be elderly, handicapped, or disabled) be a veteran, a single parent with a dependent living at home, a large family with 5 household members or a household with a child below six with an elevated blood lead level.
4. Must have urgent repair needs that cannot be met through other state of federally funded housing assistance programs.

2017 Gaston URP Income Limits

Number in Household 30% of Median
(very-low income) 
 50% of Median
(low income)
 1 $14,850 $24,750
 2 $17,000 $28,300
 3 $19,100 $31,850
 4 $21,200 $35,350
 5 $22,900  $38,200 
 6 $24,600  $41,050 
 7 $26,300  $43,850 
 8 $28,000  $46,700 

2017 Lincoln URP Income Limits
Number in Household 30% of Median
(very-low income) 
 50% of Median
(low income)
 1 $12,450 $20,700
 2 $14,200 $23700 
 3 $16,000  $26,650 
 4 $17,750  $29,600 
 5 $19,200  $31,750
 6 $20,600 $34,350 
 7 $22,000 $36,700 
 8 $23,450  $39,050 

APPLICATION INFORMATION Applications are available to the public beginning August 1st, 2017 and must be submitted by September 1st, 2017. Applications received on or after September 1st, 2017 will be placed on a waiting list for any unused funds. To request an application in Gaston County, go by the Department of Health and Human Services at contact listed below or download an application: URP Application Eligibility Form. To request an application in Lincoln County, go by the Department of Social Services at the contact listed below or download an application from the Lincoln County website.

Gaston County 
Cynthia Buchanan 
Economic Support Services Administrator 
Gaston County DHHS 
330 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Way 
Gastonia, NC 28052 
Phone: 704-862-7963 
Marc Bolick URP Program Manager
Gaston County Building Inspections
P.O. Box 1578
Gastonia, NC 28056
Ph. 704-866-3559

Lincoln County
Thomas Mitchell
Economic Service Program Manager
Lincoln County DSS
1136 E. Main Street
Lincolnton, NC 28092
Phone: 704-479-2044