Home Rehab Program
How does it work?
Community Housing Solutions is a nonprofit Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) that acquires existing homes to renovate and sell to individuals who desire to own their home. We rehabilitate the home to like-new condition including many of the major systems in the house. We also make upgrades to the energy efficiency of the home certifying them through Home Performance with Energy Star, resulting in guaranteed below average heating and cooling costs.
Our goal is to make sure the new homeowner can afford to purchase the home and
maintain its upkeep for years to come.
As a member of the Community Partners Loan Pool Program,
CHS can also access additional financing options available to homebuyers through NCHFA.
Home Buyer Eligibility:
The buyer must meet the following criteria:
- Must own and occupy the home that is purchased. It cannot be used as a rental property.
- Must have total family income below 80% of the area median income for Guilford County (see 2014 chart below) based upon the number of adults and children living in the home.
80% Income Limits by Household Size
Every homebuyer must complete the following educational courses on homeownership:
- Attend at minimum a 6 hour HUD certified Home Ownership Class. This course will provide information on how to buy and finance a home in preparation for ownership. This will help prepare a new homeowner for the costs and responsibilities of owning a home. These courses are available from the Guilford County Homeownership Center.
- After moving into the home, a CHS staff member will review all of the major systems of the home showing where various systems are located and how to set them properly. A routine home maintenance checklist will be explained and left at the home for future reference and use.