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File #: 120601.    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Staff Recommendation Status: Passed
File created: 11/27/2012 In control: City Manager
On agenda: 12/20/2012 Final action:
Title: Increase Maximum Funding Award for Homeowner Rehabilitation Program Funded by the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME) Funds (NB) This item requests for the City Commission to consider approval to increase the existing Homeowner Rehabilitation Program maximum funding awards with the use of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME) Funds.
Title
Increase Maximum Funding Award for Homeowner Rehabilitation Program Funded by the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME) Funds (NB)

This item requests for the City Commission to consider approval to increase the existing Homeowner Rehabilitation Program maximum funding awards with the use of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME) Funds.

Explanation
This item supports the City Commission Strategic Initiative 2.6: Increase the Amount of Affordable Housing and Low-Cost Housing Throughout the City.

The Homeowner Rehabilitation Program offers a comprehensive assessment of a housing units overall safety and structural soundness for very low and low-income households as defined by HUD. There are three components of the Homeowner Rehabilitation Program:

1) Roof Program - addresses the prevention of further damage to homes, and reduces rehabilitation costs of homes by repairing or replacing deteriorated or leaking roofs. Eligible repairs are limited to the roof of the structure on the home;

2) Minor Rehabilitation Program - addresses the repair of health and safety violations on a home. The program will be applied to homes that are in need of deferred maintenance. The repair priorities include, but are not limited to: roof, electrical, heating, plumbing, and handicap accessibility (if applicable); and

3) Major Rehabilitation - will address the repair of serious health and safety violations on a home. The homes eligible for rehabilitation under this program must be considered substandard with health and safety violations that exceed the repair priorities of the Minor Rehabilitation Program. Eligible repair priority includes, but is not limited to: roof, electrical, heating, plumbing, structural, and handicap accessibility (if applicable).

In 1996, the Homeowner Rehabilitation (Owner Occup...

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