The Neighborhood Development Department offers programs for housing rehabilitation, rental property improvement and lead-based paint hazards. In addition, the City partners with nonprofit organizations offering home repair programs to the Greensboro community.
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 before 1978 and to protect young children from lead poisoning. Homeowners and rental property owners may be eligible for assistance. Grants are available through this program.
Citywide Homeowner Housing Rehabilitation Program
The Citywide Homeowner Housing Rehabilitation Program seeks to correct all major housing code and structural problems, making your home safe and comfortable for many years. Loans are offered to owner-occupied low- to moderate-income households.
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 one to three units or $7,500 per unit for housing structures containing four to seven units.
Handicapped Accessibility Grants
Handicapped Accessibility Grants of up to $15,000 are available to qualifying homeowners and owners of rental property.
Disaster Relief Homeowner Program
The objectives of the Disaster Relief Homeowner Program are to:
- Repair or reconstruct damaged properties of homeowners who are unable to receive help from private insurance, FEMA proceeds or available community programs
- Acquire lots and create new homeownership opportunities in the disaster-impacted neighborhoods.