The City of Rio Rancho's Critical Home Repair Assistance Program (CHRAP) is funded via the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). The program is being administered by The Greater Albuquerque Area Habitat for Humanity, and assists qualifying low-income Rio Rancho homeowners with certain repairs to the home they own and occupy. The assistance is not paid directly to the homeowner, but to the licensed and pre-approved contractor who performs the work. The Code of Federal Regulations, at 24 CFR 570, governs the use of these federal funds. The primary objective of the CHRAP Program is to promote decent, safe, and sanitary residential housing for low income homeowners by providing various repairs to essential functioning, non-aesthetic, principal fixtures and structural components of owner-occupied housing. The entire application packet can be downloaded and printed at www.rrnm.gov/CDBG.