Need help repairing or replacing your heating system? The city may be able to help

VIRGINIA BEACH — The city’s Housing and Neighborhood Preservation can help eligible homeowners repair or replace defective HVAC equipment during the winter through its Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation Program.

The program helps make home rehabilitation and repairs more affordable for low- and moderate-income homeowners in Virginia Beach, according to a news release from the city.

Loans and grants are provided to eligible applicants for emergency home repairs in order to remove health and safety hazards; exterior home rehabilitation; and correcting certain code violations.

Other eligible emergency activities include replacing defective air conditioning equipment in the summer; correcting electrical, gas and plumbing hazards; correcting defective roof/ceiling assemblies in life-threatening situations; and making accessibility and usability modifications.

The program is not intended for making routine maintenance repairs to systems or equipment, according to the city.

Assistance is provided based on the availability of funding to applicants who meet income and other eligibility requirements.

Program details can be found here.

For more information, call Jill Rinaldo at 757-385-5834 or Frank D’Angelo at 757-385-5743.

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