Home Safety & Repair Program

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Is your home in need of repairs that you just can't afford?

If you are an income-qualified homeowner living within the Town of Hilton Head Island, you may be eligible for the Town's Home Safety & Repair Program. The program will pay for:

  • Repairs to roofs and other parts of a home to help keep it safe and dry.
  • Demolition of uninhabited or unsafe structures on the homeowner's property.
  • Removal or trimming of trees in danger of damaging the homeowner's property.

Funding for the program comes from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, a federal government legislation to address negative impacts caused by COVID-19 including housing issues, rent and utility issues and food insecurity.

To qualify for the program, the homeowner's income cannot exceed 60 percent of the Area Median Income (AMI) for Beaufort County, South Carolina. Qualified applicants may receive assistance for multiple improvements to their property with total expenditures limited to $15,000 per fiscal year, per applicant, unless the Town deems the request to be an emergency and authorizes an exception to the $15,000 limit.

Income Eligibility Guidelines
Number of Household Members Annual Income Limit ($)
1 $42,420
2 $48,480
3 $54,540
4 $60,540
5 $65,400
6 $70,260
7 $75,120
8 $79,920

How to Apply

Step 1. Download and complete the Home Safety & Repair Program Application

Home Safety & Repair Program Application

Step 2. Attach copies of the required documentation

Along with the completed application, you must provide the following documents:

  • Adequate proof of an ownership interest in the home or property, whether by recorded title, court order, affidavit, or otherwise.
  • Income documentation for each adult member of the household.
    • Income Qualification Application to be provided.
    • Income documentation for each adult member of the household to be reviewed and verified by Lowcountry Council of Governments.
  • A Right-of Entry that allows Town Staff and Town contractors' access to the property for the purpose of evaluating and performing work as described on the work specifications sheet.
    • This form will be provided if the project is approved.

Step 3. Mail or drop off your completed application and documentation

Applications should be submitted to the Town.


Stephen G. Riley Municipal Complex
1 Town Center Court
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928


Town of Hilton Head Island
Attn: Home Safety & Repair Program
1 Town Center Court
Hilton Head Island, SC 2992

* Eligible homeowners will be contacted if their application is approved.


Contact Sharonica Gavin, Principal Planner - Historic Neighborhoods, at SharonicaG@hiltonheadislandsc.govv or 843-715-4307


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