Housing Rehabilitation Programs

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The Department of Neighborhood Development offers programs for housing rehabilitation, rental property improvement and lead-based paint hazards. To review flow charts for housing rehabilitation and lead-safe housing, please visit the Procedures Manual page.

Citywide Homeowner Housing Rehabilitation Program
The Homeowner Housing Rehabilitation Program works to help low and moderate income homeowners repair their homes. It will take care of all major housing code and structural problems, making your home safe and comfortable for many years. Loans are offered through this program.

Rental Housing Improvement Program (RHIP)
The Rental Housing Improvement Program (RHIP) offers low-interest, deferred loans to rehabilitate rental property (seven units or less). The program provides repairs for 50 percent of rehab costs up to $20,000 per housing structure containing 1-3 units or $7,500 per unit for housing structures containing 4-7 units.

Lead-Safe Housing Program
The purpose of the Lead-Safe Housing Program is to remove lead-based paint hazards that pose an imminent health threat in homes built prior to 1978 and to protect young children from lead poisoning. Homeowners and rental property owners may be eligible for program assistance. Grants are available through this program.

Neighborhood Development has an ongoing need for participation by local, qualified contractors in the department's housing rehabilitation programs. The goal is to improve nearly 20 or more units each year using Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME, and other funds.

Other Rehabilitation Programs
The City offers Emergency Repair and Handicapped programs.