The Housing Exterior Improvement Grant Program is being offered to incentivize the improvement of housing facades in neighborhoods thereby improving property values and community aesthetics. The intent is to focus improvements to create synergy.
Focus Corridor – The City will solicit property owners in a specific area to improve residential properties. The corridor(s) will be selected by the City. All other criteria of the program will apply. Awards will be granted on a competitive basis within the focus corridor. Properties outside the defined corridor will not be eligible for this program phase.
This Program is structured as a 50/50 matching grant up to $250 for improvements to the exterior of single-family homes located within a specific corridor.
The intent of this Program is to:
Encourage property owners to make visible improvements to their homes; and
Enhance the character and appearance of the community
Grant recipients will be reimbursed for 50% of the cost of eligible expenses up to $250 upon satisfactory completion of the work. Recipients will have to supply copies of paid invoices or receipts.
The deadline to submit an application for the Housing Improvement Grant is July 31, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. The grants will be awarded on a competitive basis.
Applicants will have 60 days from the award of the grant to complete the work and request reimbursement.
Eligible applicants include property owners and tenants with property owner consent.
The Program may either be renewed or discontinued at the discretion of the City Council.