Housing Rehabilitation

The City of Gainesville is committed to neighborhood revitalization and improving the condition of its existing housing stock. The Housing Rehabilitation Programs provide due on sale loans to eligible Extremely low, low and very low income households for the repair of their homes. The rehabilitation  programs address primarily health and safety issues, such as electrical and plumbing problems; installation of new windows, roof and HVAC systems; removal of lead paint; and the retrofiting of special items for those with special needs. Once eligibility is established, the city's Housing Division administers the rehabilitation program, obtains competitive bids for the rehabilitation improvements from licensed contractors, inspects the work performed in accordance with the city's building codes, and issues payment directly to the contractors upon satisfactory completion of the work that has been approved by housing rehabilitation staff.