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Emergency Homeowner Roof Replacement Program

Emergency Homeowner Roof Replacement Program

Emergency Homeowner Roof Replacement Program


The City of Altoona’s Department of Community Development administers a 0% interest, deferred emergency homeowner roof replacement program. Loans will be offered to the owner-occupied units located in the City of Altoona. Income limits vary according to family size. Loans will be forgiven at 25% a year for four years.
Income Limits by Family Size

LMI ELIGIBILTY: LMI refers to low- and moderate income; Total annual household income for LMI households cannot exceed the following limits:


The Emergency Process is as follows:

The City’s Code Enforcement Department will refer homeowners for the program. The homeowner will then be directed to the Community Development Department for an application for the Emergency Homeowner Roof Replacement Program. Once the completed application is received, along with the appropriate documentation, Housing Rehab Staff will conduct an inspection of the roof system with the homeowner. Together they determine the work to be done.

The Housing Rehab Staff will prepare a description of the work and a cost estimate which the homeowner approves. From this, the City prepares the bid specifications. When the homeowner approves these, they are placed for bid to an approved local contractor who will visit your home in order to prepare their bids. The bids are opened and reviewed.

At this time the loan decision is made. If the loan is approved a loan closing is then scheduled and all supporting papers are signed and recorded.

Work begins and is inspected by the City as it progresses. The City issues contractor payments as called for in the contract. When the work is completed, inspected and approved by the Housing Staff and the City’s Code Department final payment is made.

Program Assistance

James Trexler
Housing Program Manager
Direct Phone: