Home Maintenance

Home Maintenance

Maintaining your home is one of the best investments you can make. Regular maintenance can help you avoid expensive repairs such as replacing a roof, mold outbreak or termite infestation, and it will also help you protect your investment when you sell your home in the future.

Home Maintenance Checklist:

Preventive maintenance includes routine checks and repairs that improve your home’s appearance and function. It can also prevent expensive damage. Examples:

  • Check your roof, basement and outside walls for water or insect damage.
  • Repair and replace caulk, weather-stripping, glazing, and window and door seals as needed to reduce air flow.
  • Inspect insulation and replace any wet or damaged pieces.
  • Clean debris from gutters and downspouts.
  • Examine carpets and flooring. Treat minor mold growths quickly.
  • Have your furnace, air conditioner and hot water heater inspected, upgrading them as needed to improve energy efficiency. Replace air filters regularly.
  • Thoroughly clean lint and debris that have built up in dryer ducts and behind lint screens.

Ongoing maintenance includes fixing or replacing items as they wear out through normal use. For example:

  • Repair or replace an inefficient furnace, air conditioner or water heater to save energy and money.
  • Repair and replace leaking faucets and plumbing.
  • Routinely replace smoke and carbon monoxide detector batteries.

Check out the guide to preventative maintenance tips. Also consult with your local utility companies to discover any discounts available for maintenance upgrades, such as installing a gas furnace versus an electric one, energy efficient windows and energy audits.

Application Instructions

To apply for Down Payment Assistance, complete the Down Payment Assistance Application.  Once the application is completed and you have the documents required for the application (see Page 3 of the Home Buyer Assistance Handbook), contact our office to schedule an appointment to submit your Down Payment Assistance application.

To submit your forms online to NHS: 

  1. Open the form(s) and fill them out.  You will need Adobe PDF Reader.
  2. Save the form(s) to your computer.
  3. Go here to upload and submit your form(s) to NHS.
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Scheduling Instructions

If you would like to schedule an appointment with our Housing Counselor, complete and submit the Pre-Purchase Triage form, and we’ll contact you to schedule an appointment.

The completed Pre-Purchase Triage form can be emailed (emmam@nhsokla.org), faxed (405-231-5137), mailed (4301 N Classen Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73118), or hand delivered to Neighborhood Housing Services Oklahoma office.

Once your appointment is scheduled, complete the Pre-Purchase Counseling Packet.  You will need to bring this document to your scheduled appointment.

To submit your forms online to NHS: 

  1. Open the form(s) and fill them out.  You will need Adobe PDF Reader.
  2. Save the form(s) to your computer.
  3. Go here to upload and submit your form(s) to NHS.
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Application Instructions

If you are interested in applying for a USDA 502 Direct Loan, complete and submit the RD Personal Profile intake form.  NHSOK staff will review the information and will contact you with additional information.

The completed RD Personal Profile form can be emailed (lindar@nhsokla.org), faxed (405-231-5137), mailed (4301 N Classen Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73118), or hand delivered to Neighborhood Housing Services Oklahoma office.

To submit your forms online to NHS: 

  1. Open the form(s) and fill them out.  You will need Adobe PDF Reader.
  2. Save the form(s) to your computer.
  3. Go here to upload and submit your form(s) to NHS.
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Foreclosure Assistance Instructions

If you would like to schedule an appointment with our Housing Counselor, complete and submit the Triage for Foreclosure Prevention form, and we’ll contact you to schedule an appointment.

The completed Triage for Foreclosure Prevention form can be emailed (emmam@nhsokla.org), faxed (405-231-5137), mailed (4301 N Classen Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73118), hand delivered to Neighborhood Housing Services Oklahoma office, or submitted online.  

Once your appointment is scheduled, complete and sign the following forms:

You will be required to bring these forms with your to your scheduled appointment.

To submit your forms online to NHS: 

  1. Open the form(s) and fill them out.  You will need Adobe PDF Reader.
  2. Save the form(s) to your computer.
  3. Go here to upload and submit your form(s) to NHS.
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