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Electrical Repair Assistance for Low Income Homeowners

I need help with my electrical outlets. Do you know of any programs that provide electrical repairs?

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July 10, 20190 found this helpful

You could contact HUD.org and click on your state.

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July 11, 20190 found this helpful

Contrary to what a lot of people think, just being in a low income bracket does not always qualify someone for 'free' home repairs.
Low income may get you into a program but if that is the only qualification, it may put you at the bottom of the list and may put others above you many times over as being on a list does not always mean you will continue to 'climb'.

Electrical assistance can only be done by qualified/licensed workmen and it is one of the more expensive types of repairs.
The biggest problem is that 'outlet' repair can balloon into a very big wiring problem that cannot be seen by the average person.

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If applying for assistance several questions would have to be answered.

1) Is this problem in a home you own or buying? No repairs will be done on rental property (landlord's responsibility) or on a mobile home.
2) Are you a senior?
3) Are you disabled?
4) Are you on government benefit programs? Foodstamps? Medicaid?
5) Are there children living in the household?
6) Are you working? If not, why?
7) Are you a veteran?

There may be other questions but if your answer to 2 or more of these questions is yes (other than number one as it HAS to be own or buying) you may have a chance that someone will be able to help you.

You can start with Google, home repair assistance/help, and your zip code.
This should give you a list of government agencies in your area that offers assistance to low income families.
You should apply to several as how much money is left in their budget may cause them to only offer emergency help.

You may wish to start with Habitat for Humanity as they may offer help if they are working in your area.

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You can always ask for assistance from local churches as some may have a licensed electrician as a member that may offer help but may not always be free.

If you do any type of work or projects that you can barter with, you can place an ad of Craigslist or other sites asking to trade your work for electrical work.

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