The OPAH (Programmed Operation for the Improvement of Housing) of the Rhône-Crussol community of municipalities allows people in a situation of fuel poverty to carry out work at a lower cost.
“I would never have been able to do this work without help in setting up files and financial support“, confides Samuel Brémont, 31, quality analyst in teleworking, owner of a village house of 110 m2 on three levels bought in Cornas in December 2017. He lives there with his wife and their two children aged 3 and 5. “After the purchase, we had plenty of unpleasant surprises: the walls were insulated with newspaper, there was capillary rise from the semi-underground ground floor where the floor was placed on the dirt. Even if we only heated the first floor, we spent 200 euros on electricity per month and the children still had colds from the humidity.“Aid is possible from the purchase of the property for owners who do not exceed a certain threshold of resources. But the information is not always known to the public and the multiplicity of aids and the complexity of the assembly of files can put off This is where the OPAH comes in, which plays a key role in informing, advising and financing the support of candidates for renovation.
At the end of March 2019, Samuel Grémont, eager to resolve the humidity problems, contacted the OPAH. Eligible for assistance from the ANAH (National Housing Agency), the household can be supported by the operator Urbanis, funded by the CCRC. An Urbanis advisor carries out a technical visit and establishes a diagnosis. The recommended works are much more important than expected but necessary to make the accommodation comfortable and much less energy consuming. The project can benefit from grants from ANAH, Action-Logement and CCRC. In view of this significant assistance (88% of the bill), the young couple decided to undertake all of the work.
64% energy gain
After a year of work (wall and floor insulation, replacement of door frames, installation of a pellet stove and a thermodynamic water heater) the site is almost finished and the energy saving of 64%. The € 28,000 invoice was subsidized to the tune of € 25,000. “I consider myself lucky to have been able to benefit from all this help“ notes the happy owner who carried out the electrical and plumbing work himself, which was not subsidized. This example is enough to encourage owners of “energy strainers” to contact Urbanis on 07 60 17 21 29.
2nd and 3rd Wednesday of the month, 1:30 p.m. – 5 p.m., at the CCRC / 1st Tuesday of the month, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Alboussière town hall / Last Tuesday of the month, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Charmes town hall -on-Rhône / Last Wednesday of the month, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the town hall of St-Péray.
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