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Improvement of Owner-Occupied Housing
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These activities strengthen existing neighborhoods through improvement of existing owner-occupied housing to meet local building, energy and accessibility codes. These activities help improve the physical status of existing residences, primarily within the CDBG Target Area. They include modifications for accessibility, minor repairs and deferred maintenance, and major renovation for building code compliance. These activities address Objective A1 in the Five-Year Plan and generally serve those households with incomes less than 80% of median. Benchmarks include such measures as units brought to housing quality standards or local building code, and an increase in the value of housing within the neighborhood (compared to the City baseline).
Funds will be targeted to housing stock in need of repair or rehab, ensuring that homes then meet City minimum housing codes and Housing Quality Standards.
The 1999 target goal is to provide 254 households with either home repair services or financial assistance to improve the physical condition of their housing.
For information on how to submit a proposal in this category, click here.
The Commission will give preference to activities which focus on neighborhoods within the CDBG Target Area, requiring, at a minimum, that at least 70% of all repairs or rehab projects be within these neighborhoods.
Funds may be used only for housing units which do not exceed the HOME assessment limit designated by the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). CDBG staff may allow for individual exceptions in cases involving hardship.
Funds applied to a property shall require a minimum of $300 in subsidized repair assistance per unit, and be limited to $3,000 per property for subsidized repair projects; or $16,000 in rehab loan assistance for each house.
The CDBG Office shall secure amounts of assistance greater than $3,000 with a mortgage or a covenant or right of first refusal on each assisted property.
Ongoing / currently funded activities in this category include: