(a)  Housing and home improvement is a supportive service which may make a difference in the lives of individuals and families who wish to live independently in safe affordable homes within their communities of choice. This service can enable individuals and families to obtain, retain or return to independent housing, and resolve health and safety issues affecting their home or areas adjacent to their home. For the purpose of this Subchapter, the service has three elements:

(1)           Housing services that support independent living by providing information to individuals and families to enable them to obtain housing, retain the housing they have or return to independent housing.

(2)           Home improvement services that identify health and safety issues affecting the home or areas adjacent to the home and provide needed improvements to resolve those issues including modifications to the home to promote mobility.

(3)           Provision of, or replacement of, basic furnishings or household appliances which promote independent living.

(b)  Target Population. Individuals or families who reside within a county where housing and home improvement services are funded and need one or more elements of the service are considered the target population. Within the target population eligible individuals or families must be served in the following order of priority when there are others waiting for service:

(1)           adults and children for whom the need for protective services has been substantiated and the service is needed as part of a protective services plan as defined in 10A NCAC 71R .0915 and .0916, or intervention plan as referred to in 10A NCAC 70A .0107, including all subsequent amendments;

(2)           adults who are at risk of abuse, neglect or exploitation and children who are at risk of abuse, neglect, or dependency as defined in 10A NCAC 22O .0123, including all subsequent amendments;

(3)           adults with extensive ADL or IADL impairments who are at risk of placement in a health care facility as defined in G.S. 108A-60;

(4)           children who need the service as part of a plan of preventive services designed to strengthen the family and preserve the home for the child, or as part of permanency planning to enable a child to return home from substitute care;

(5)           adults with three or more ADL or IADL impairments; and

(6)           adults with one or two ADL or IADL impairments.

(c)  The terms ADL and IADL as used in this Section are defined in 10A NCAC 06W .0105, including all subsequent amendments.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 143B‑153;

Eff. February 8, 1977;

Amended Eff. July 1, 1982; October 1, 1980; October 1, 1979; October 1, 1977;

Transferred from T10.43D .0215 Eff. July 1, 1983;

Amended Eff. July 1, 2007; December 1, 1992; July 1, 1984;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. May 20, 2017.