Anonymous asked in Business & FinanceRenting & Real Estate · 1 decade ago

Is it true that the government can fix up your broken house free?

that they'll give you money to fix it. If it's true what are the conditions?

4 Answers

  • Favorite Answer

    Sure, they could. But other than specific support for those in disaster areas, there is no reason why they WOULD.

  • Kay
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    If your house becomes damaged or destroyed by severe natural disaster and your area has been declared officially the disaster area by the state or federal government, FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) will give you grant for fixing the damage after inspection. In some cases, SBA (Small Business Administration) will offer you a loan at very low interest rate to repair or rebuild your home since FEMA's grant hardly can cover the entire cost of repair/rebuilding.

    However, you are really misled or misunderstood if you thought that the government gave you free money or send some people to fix up your broken house under normal circumstances.

  • rtfm
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    There are some government funds that provides *some* money to homeowners whose homes are destroyed by natural disasters, such as Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.

    There's NO government money that will pay for you to fix the broken railing on your front porch, or get new shingles for your leaky roof. Sorry.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    well... depends on how it broke... what insurance you have and weather or not you would qualify

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