Whole Home Repair (WHR) Program
As of 5pm on August 22nd, 2023, the Whole Home Repair Program has received an overwhelming number of inquiries and will be closing the screening process for all new households. If you are seeking home repair assistance, the department will try to connect you with other community programs. Adult Services can be reached at: 814-355-6768
Through American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, the Whole Home Repair (WHR) Program was created to assist homeowners with home repairs, energy efficiency, and case management services. The WHR Program also supports workforce development efforts in Centre County. The WHR Program is administered by the Department of Community & Economic Development and locally by Centre County Government’s Office of Adult Services.
- Grant period: funds must be obligated by December 31, 2024 and spent by December 31, 2026.
- Homeowners only.
- Services for homeowners include: home repairs and case management
- Services for the community include: workforce development
- Assistance cannot exceed $50,000 per household for home repairs
- Centre County will prioritize applicants from the deferred list of the local weatherization program.
- All applicants will complete a COVID impact statement.
- Habitat for Humanity of Greater Centre County is a sub-grantee for the WHR Program and will provide direct services for home repairs.
- Applicants living in trailers can receive home repair funds if they own the trailer, regardless of whether they own the land or pay rent.
- Applicants will need to reapply if they are requesting additional funds and they have not exceeded the $50,000 assistance limit.
- Repairs could consist of:
Siding & Trim Repair
Roof & Soffit Repair
Porch, Stair, or Ramp Repair
Aging in Place & Accessibility Modifications
Water Heater Replacement
Major Plumbing Repairs
Lead Paint Removal
- Centre County will not provide repairs for:
- Major foundation repairs
- Large-scale mold remediation
- Cosmetic improvements
- Applicants must be homeowners of the property that they are residing in.
- Centre County has partnered with the Builders Association of Central PA.
- A household is defined as one or more individuals who are obligated to pay a mortgage on a residential dwelling
- Households can also receive home repair assistance if they have paid off their mortgage.
- Proof of ownership of a residential dwelling must be provided. (Only one of these is needed.)
- Deed of property
- Mortgage bill that shows the applicant’s name and property address
- Mobile home title
- Real estate tax bill
- Utility bill that is in the name of the applicant only and shows the property address
- Verification from the County Recorder of Deeds
- Any other verification method that is approved by DCED
- Household income does not exceed 80% of the total area median income (AMI) as defined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Developments Income Limits.
- Homeowners are required to complete and sign a self-certification/self-attestation of annual income disclosing the total annual household income and all eligible sources of income for all occupants.
- Earned income or unemployment compensation for minors under the age of 18 (or full-time high school students) does not have to be documented.
Centre County, Pennsylvania (2023) – 80% AMI
80% Area Median Income (AMI)
For more information, please contact the Office of Adult Services at (814) 355-6768.