The city of Sedona is committed to furthering fair housing efforts by promoting fair and equal housing opportunities for its residents. Contact: Cari Meyer, Sedona Community Development Department, (928) 203-5049.
What is Fair Housing?
Fair housing can be defined as a condition in which individuals of similar income levels in the same housing market have a like range of housing choice available to them regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, age, gender, marital status, familial status, source of income, sexual orientation, or disability. It is illegal to deny someone housing because of: race, national origin, familial status, disability, religion, or gender.
For more info: Fair Housing Equal Opportunity for All, It’s Not An Option...It’s the Law
Justicia En Viviendas Opportunidad Igual para Todos, No Es Una Opcion...Es la Ley
Fair Housing Act, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Have you been discriminated against when making your housing choice? Go to Arizona Housing Department.
City of Sedona's Development Incentives and Guidelines for Affordable Housing
City of Sedona Baseline Housing Report, 2007
Housing Arizona: Improving the Availability and Quality of Housing for All Arizonans, 2008
Arizona Department of Housing
Need legal assistance for landlord/tenant issues?
Yavapai County Community Legal Services: (928) 445-9240
Coconino County: DNA Peoples Legal Service: (928) 774-0653
Behind on your mortgage payments or facing foreclosure? Free counseling service is available. Call the Arizona Foreclosure Help Line: 1-877-448-1211 (toll-free).
Save Our Home AZ was created to assist responsible homeowners avoid foreclosure on their primary Arizona residence. Counseling services are available.
Habitat for Humanity Home Repair Program
Verde Valley Habitat For Humanity now has a Critical Home Repair Program to help qualified Veterans, Seniors and Low-income families with these critical home repairs and building wheelchair ramps. Contact them for help with repairs and wheelchair ramps. Verde Valley Habitat for Humanity, 737 South Main Street, Cottonwood, AZ 86326, (928) 649-6788, vvhabitat.org
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT
The city of Sedona has been awarded approximately $309,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding for a city-wide housing rehabilitation program. The purpose of this grant is to provide funds for low to moderate income homeowners to make needed health and safety repairs to their homes.
To be eligible, household income must not exceed 80% Area Median Income. Additionally, the home must meet three requirements: (1) the home must be located within the City of Sedona city limits; (2) the home and the land must be owner occupied; and, (3) the home must be a single-family unit or manufactured home.
One of the benefits of this grant is that beneficiaries will receive a non-interest bearing, forgivable loan for the total amount of construction costs and services, secured by a recorded Deed of Trust and Promissory Note. Repayment of any loan amount up to $15,000 will be forgiven over a 5 year period, loans between $15,000 and $40,000 will be forgiven over a 10 year period and loans over $40,000 will be forgiven over a 15 –year period as long as the homeowner owns the home. This is a wonderful program that requires no out of pocket costs.
Some possible uses that have been identified include replacing failed furnaces and air conditioning systems, replacing major appliances, repairing or replacing roofs and windows, and repairing plumbing and electrical systems. These funds can be used to provide for ADA modifications to homes as well, such as entrance ramps and bathroom modifications.