VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WVEC) -- Help is available for Virginia Beach homeowners that may have a defective central heating or air conditioning/heat pump system.

The Department of Housing and Neighborhood Preservation's Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation Program provides eligible low-income and moderate-income homeowners with a one time grant of up to $10,000.

The grant is to help with emergency home rehabilitations that are not of a cosmetic nature, but are required to remove health and safety hazards.

Other eligible emergency activities include:

  • Replacing defective air conditioning equipment in the summer;
  • Correcting electrical, gas and plumbing hazards;
  • Correcting defective roof/ceiling assemblies in life-threatening situations;
  • Making accessibility and usability modifications.

The program is not intended for making routine maintenance repairs to systems or equipment.

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