Existing Homeowners Emergency Repairs What are Emergency Repairs? Emergency Repairs seek to preserve existing affordable housing while improving the quality of life for income-qualified Buncombe County residents by making their homes safer and more accessible. Repair activities vary in scope. Repairs may include, but are not limited to, the installation of accessibility features, repairing of roofs, and the repairing or replacement of HVAC systems. How do I qualify for Emergency Repairs? Buncombe County funds partner organizations that provide Emergency Repairs for income-eligible households across the County. Partner organizations will provide households with pertinent information on qualifications and income restrictions. To begin determining if you qualify for Emergency Repairs, please use the AMI table to determine your income eligibility. How do I apply if I need an Emergency Repair? Buncombe County currently funds Emergency Repair Programs administered and performed by Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity and Mountain Housing Opportunities. Habitat’s Emergency Repair program is targeted to assist households earning under 70% AMI. Mountain Housing Opportunities’ Emergency Repair program is aimed to help households at or below 50% AMI. Community Action Opportunities provides Weatherization Repairs for households at or below 200% the federal poverty level. Council on Aging of Buncombe County provides minor repairs and accessibility improvements for households that are income eligible and have a member that is 60 years of age or older. Green Built Alliance provides energy-efficient modifications to income eligible households through their comprehensive energy assessments and weatherization assistance. Hammer and Heart provides urgent home repairs to communities within the Swannanoa Valley. Repairs alleviate housing conditions that pose an imminent threat to the life or safety of low-income households, with a focus on helping the elderly and disabled.