Anderson County and AIM Partner to Promote Owner-Occupied Housing Repair

ANDERSON, SC, 2/24/23 – The Anderson County Council and AIM, an Anderson-based nonprofit human services organization, are joining forces in an effort to assist qualified homeowners with needed housing repairs.

“Today’s announcement furthers our mission to promote neighborhood stabilization,” said Anderson County Council Chair Tommy Dunn. “Many of our hard-working citizens and retirees run into situations where they don’t have the means to fix little problems before they become big problems. Eventually, the home becomes uninhabitable. They end up losing their equity and often become homeless. We can’t have it.”

The county’s building and codes department currently has over 250 records of substandard housing units in its database. Many of these cases stem from a homeowner not having the means to make necessary repairs to their roofs, plumbing, and key structural components.

“We have been offering this type of assistance to the community for years, but the partnership with Anderson County will allow us to greatly expand our capacity to serve,” said AIM Executive Director Kristi-King Brock. “The county’s participation will allow us to leverage other available resources and get help to those who need it when they need it.”

The partnership is funded through the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development’s HOME program. Anderson County is a member of the local HOME Consortium and will provide these federal funds to AIM under the auspices of a subrecipient agreement.

The program is available only for owner-occupied housing units, and homeowners must meet income qualifications. Homeowners needing assistance may reach out to Justin Sullivan, AIM Director of Housing, at (864) 965-9041 or email justin.sullivan@aimcharity.org.

Media contact: Steve Newton, Anderson County Administrator’s Office
(864) 260-1010 | snewton@andersoncountysc.org

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