Housing Services

Housing Division Programs & Services

House Rehabilitation

Emergency Roof Repair: Funds are provided to extremely low, very low and low-income homeowners to repair/replace actively leaking roofs only.

Minor Rehabilitation: Funds are provided to extremely low, very low and low-income homeowners to address the repair of minor health/safety housing violations to a home.

Major Rehabilitation: Funds are provided to extremely low, very low and low-income homeowners to address the repair of serious health/safety housing violations to a home.

Full Rehabilitation: Funds are provided to extremely low, very low and low-income homeowners for extensive rehabilitation to address major code violations in the home.

House Replacement: Funds are provided to extremely low, very low and low-income homeowners whose units are infeasible to rehabilitate. The existing home is demolished and a new home is rebuilt on the same site.

Disaster Mitigation: Funds are provided to extremely low, very low, low and moderate-income homeowners to provide financial assistance in the aftermath of a naturally declared disaster.

Homeownership

New Construction: The city develops tracts of land to build new homes for sale to income eligible first-time home-buyers. Funds are provided to assist homebuyers with purchasing the home.

Infill Housing: The city builds news homes on existing scattered sites for sale to income eligible first-time home-buyers. Funds are provided to assist homebuyers with purchasing the home.

Downpayment Assistance: Funds are provided to assist income eligible first-time homebuyers with the downpayment and closing costs to purchase a new or existing home.

House Recycling: The city acquires boarded-up/vacant properties for rehabilitation and resale to income eligible first- time homebuyers.

Mortgage Foreclosure Intervention: Funds are provided to income eligible homeowners to assist with bringing their mortgage loan current to avoid foreclosure of their home.

Housing Services

Homebuyer Education and Training: Homeownership education and training is provided to first-time homebuyers who desire to participate in city-sponsored homeownership programs.

Homeowner Education and Training: A mandatory homeowner education training provided to homeowners who participate in city-sponsored housing rehabilitation programs.

Housing Counseling: Housing counseling services such as budget, credit, debt management and other related advisory services are available for homebuyers, homeowners and renters.

ConnectFree: In partnership with GRU, funds are provided to eligible households to convert their wells and septic systems to GRU water connection services.

Renter's Power: Education and training to empower renters to be more responsible tenants.

Credit Repair: Pre-purchase education and training to address derogatory credit issues. This training focus is empowering consumers to actively participate in addressing and clearing derogatory issues noted on their credit reports in preparation for homeownership.

Rental Housing

Rental Rehabilitation: Funds provided to investors/landlords to assist in the rehabilitation of existing rental units to provide affordable rental housing for extremely low, very low and low-income households.

New Construction Rental: Funds provided to eligible multi-family developers as a local government contribution to stimulate the construction of affordable new rental housing units.

Special Needs Housing: Funds provided to eligible non-profit housing providers for the construction and rehabilitation of new or existing housing for persons with special housing needs.