What type of improvements are eligible for funding?

Rehabilitation improvements must be for the primary residential structure of the property. Examples of eligible improvements include:

  • Bathroom and kitchen facility repairs and replacements
  • Faulty roofs, including leaks, structurally unsound, unsafe or open to the elements, or for energy efficiency
  • Repair or replacement of windows, when the glass is missing, broken, cracked, or when the window framing is rotten
  • Repair to doors that do not open and shut properly
  • Repairs needed to eliminate barriers to accessibility
  • Repairs to the heating system when there is no heat or inadequate heat
  • Repairs to the plumbing system, hot water heaters, and access to the water supply
  • Replacement of electrical panels and wiring

Ineligible Activities

Examples of Ineligible Activities Include:

  • Adding rooms, creating finished living space from unfinished areas
  • Home Repair funding does not cover owner labor cost, remodeling or cosmetic improvements
  • Exterior improvements such as fencing and landscaping
  • Purchase/installation of appliances (such as refrigerators, stoves, and window air conditioning units
  • Replacement of items determined to be in good condition by City Inspectors

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1. What is the Home Repair Program?
2. How does the program work?
3. Who can apply for funding?
4. What type of improvements are eligible for funding?
5. How much can I borrow?
6. What are my repayments?
7. What happens after a project is selected for funding?