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Accepting Applications for Air Conditioning and Emergency Repairs Programs

Healthy Homes Air Conditioning Pilot Program Provides AC Repair and Replacement for Eligible Homeowners

 Along with our generous partners APS, Phoenix IDA and Phoenix Community Development & Investment Corporation (PCDIC) we are providing 100% free repairs and/or replacement of air conditioning systems to qualified homeowners throughout metropolitan Phoenix.  This program was created to eliminate heat-related hazardous from vulnerable, low-income households.

Did you know…

  • In 2019, 24% of heat-associated deaths occurred indoors; 91% in homes with an AC unit; 87% of those malfunctioning units resulted in inadequate cooling of the home. (Maricopa County Department of Public Health)
  • 85% of older adults have at least one chronic health condition; 60% have at least two. An unsafe, unhealthy environment exacerbates chronic illnesses, resulting in costly, avoidable emergency room visits and hospitalizations. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Older individuals who have been diagnosed with obesity, cardiovascular disease, pulmonary disease or long-standing diabetes are at increased risk of heat-related illness during heat waves because of physiological impairments in the regulation of body core temperature in hot conditions. Individuals with decreased mobility due to disabilities or other physical conditions, such as diabetes, are also at increased risk of heat-related illness. (Kenny, G. et. al., 2013)

According to the national Weather Service, Phoenix experienced 144 days with a high temperature of 100°F or greater in 2020. In 2020, Phoenix experienced 53 days when the temperature reached 110 degrees or hotter. The number of heat-related deaths is increasing annually. According to the Maricopa Association of Governments, there were 323 heat-related deaths in 2020.

To combat heat-related emergencies in our community, the Healthy Homes Air Conditioning Program will be offered seasonally, May through October, and applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Applicant must own the home within Metro Phoenix area
  • Priority will be given to the elderly, persons with disabilities, or small children in the home
  • Availability is very limited and subject to available funds
  • Household income requirements follow Federal Poverty guidelines, please see here.

To apply or learn more, email ACHelp@fsl.org.

 

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American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Provides Home Repairs for those Experiencing Financial Hardships

We are partnering with Maricopa County Human Services Department to provide the Maricopa County Emergency Repairs Program.  This program was created to help low-income homeowners, and those experiencing financial hardships, to obtain emergency home repairs which they may otherwise be unable to afford.  Home repairs such as roofing, plumbing, electrical, moisture issues such as mold, mildew or standing water, ADA accommodations, safety hazards, security doors or windows, cleanup of pests, and issues related to hoarding are all very costly.  Approved homeowners may qualify for up to $15,000 in funding to cover necessary emergency repairs.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant must own the home within Maricopa County and proof of home ownership is required
  • Priority will be given to the elderly, persons with disabilities, or small children in the home
  • Availability is very limited and subject to available funds
  • Household income must be at or below 80% AMI. 30 days proof of income required.

Renters can submit for minor emergency repairs that an owner or landlord won’t cover such as small ADA accommodations or assistance with bio-hazard cleaning.  To learn more or start an application, visit: https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6403610/Emergency-Home-Repair.

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