To take money out of a paid off home, you cannot take out a HELOC.
You will have to completely re-fi the home.
Closing costs alone can be up to 6% of the amount borrowed.
Also, banks do not make home loans (mortgages) on values less than 40,000 or 50,000.
You'll have to see if you qualify for a personal loan for the $9,000.
Which may be unlikely if your income cannot support the payments and your credit is not great.
Have you considered selling the home and moving into a cheap apartment?
The reverse mortgage idea is also a waste of time.
No company will consider a 30K home, plus, you have to be 62 and older.
Plus, reverse mortgages are a horrendous idea.
You are always better financially selling the home, and moving somewhere cheaper and paying rent..