Repairing a home? We have a program for you!
Our homes are our havens, filled with our lives and our memories. If we want them to continue to shelter our families, and to serve future generations, our homes need to be maintained. In our region, 67.9 % of housing units were built before 1970, and 40.6 % were built before 1940. Most of these older structures are not energy-efficient and many are in need of repair. It’s not only a safety and health issue – increased utility and repair costs reduce what families can spend in the community on other needs like food, clothing, transportation, medical expenses and child care.
By improving housing in a community, all residents benefit. Housing improvements often have a “domino” effect, inspiring other owners on a street to invest in their properties as well. The community displays a positive, progressive image. Employers who want to expand or relocate to a community with improved housing see renewed vitality.
Our Single Family Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation Grant Program targets owner-occupied homes needing repair. Through the program, income-eligible homeowners will make their homes safer, decrease high utility costs, and protect them for the next generation. Because of our large geographical area, we are targeting clusters of counties each funding cycle, to better serve our residents.
The Program is designed to provide funds to eligible homeowners for home repairs and improvements, such as:
- Repair or Replacement of Windows, Doors and Siding
- Roof repair or replacement
- Water Heater, Furnace / AC
- Insulation and Storm Windows
- Repair of Walls, Ceilings and Floors
- Accessibility changes for Persons with Disabilities
- Health and Safety related items, including reducing or eliminating Lead-Based Paint Hazards.
Eligibility criteria and income guidelines - Application/Program Guidelines
Current and Future Funding - Statement of Interest Form