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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Free consumer workshop on home repairs

Free consumer workshop on home repairs

Mayor Bill Saffo and city Zoning Administrator John Fullerton will be on hand to discuss home repair contractor fraud and scams at a free public workshop this Saturday from 10-11:30 a.m. The workshop will be held in the Pine Room at the Northeast Branch of the New Hanover County Library, located at 1241 Military Cutoff Road.

Attendees will learn how to identify contractor scams and receive advice on how to select a contractor. Participants will also learn what should be included in a contract, insurance issues, change orders and payment plans. The forum is sponsored by the National Center for the Prevention of Home Improvement Fraud ( 

Those interested should email or call 855.2-NOFRAUD. Pre-registration is not mandatory, but is requested.

Did you know?
The city offers two affordable loan programs to qualifying city residents for home ownership and repairs:
  • The Home Ownership Programs (HOP) offers home loans for low-to-moderate income households for home ownership within the city limits. 
  • The Homeowner Rehabilitation Loan Program offers home repair loans for qualifying city residents for repairs such as updating wiring, plumbing and heating/cooling systems.
Visit the city's housing web page or the city's Affordable Housing Facebook page, or call 910-341-7836 for more information. 
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