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HPDL Exterior Grants 2017

2017 Curb Appeal Matching Grant Program

**Registration for the lottery is closed**

Program Intent: The intent of the HPDL Curb Appeal Matching Grant Program is to help property owners make necessary repairs and improvements to extend the life of the neighborhoods’ housing stock, improve livability standards and to make visible improvements to the neighborhood.

Grant Amount: Eligible participants can apply for up to $500 in matching grant funds each. This is a one-to-one matching grant project and property owners must demonstrate full payment prior to HPDL reimbursement. The project will in total pay for up to $10,000 in matching grant funds in 2017. The minimum number of projects will be 10 projects at $500 each; additional projects may be funded depending on the amounts requested by earlier lottery winners.

Income Limit: There is no income limit to be eligible for this program.

Eligible Properties: Properties must be located within the boundaries of the Hale, Page or Diamond Lake neighborhoods. Single-family detached homes, duplexes, tri-plexes and four-plexes are eligible. They may be owner-occupied or investment properties. Condominiums and townhomes are eligible for the portion of the property that is owned by the homeowner. HPDL staff may support renters to work with their landlord to apply.

Homeowner Associations, businesses and commercial property owners are not eligible to participate (funding source restriction).

Eligible Improvements: All projects must be exterior in nature and visible from the sidewalk and improve the visual appeal of the property, for the benefit of the neighborhood. Examples of eligible improvements include the following:

• Exterior lighting: sconces, yard lights, porch lights, etc.
• Painting: shutters, doors, accents, etc.
• Hardscaping: retaining walls, steps, sidewalk, pathway, etc.
• Restoration of historically appropriate exterior finishes, details and materials

Ineligible Improvements: Items which are not visible from the public sidewalk in front of the property are not eligible for this program. Furniture, landscaping and items which could be considered recreational or luxury projects (swimming pools, hot tubs, Jacuzzis, saunas, playground equipment) are not eligible.

Larger exterior projects could be eligible for the Exterior Improvement Matching Grant Program instead, with a higher matching amount available. Work initiated prior to approval of the matching grant is ineligible for reimbursement.

Application:  Eligible participants may submit an application for the lottery from June 1, 2017 to July 21, 2017.  The application will be located on this page and will be live starting on June 1st.

Selection: HPDL  will review applications for eligibility and flag those determined to be ineligible. A Sub-Committee will review all applications on July 24th, 2017 to ensure completeness and confirm eligibility/ineligibility. The lottery winners will be announced live at Picnic in the Park on Thursday, July 27th.

Contract:  Lottery winners will sign the contract and work may begin only after the date of signature and must be completed by October 31, 2017. Participants will receive a HPDL Lawn Sign as part of the agreement to receive funding through the project. The property owner must display the sign in the front yard until October 31, 2017.

Contractors/Permits: Contractors contracting for work must be properly licensed. Permits must be obtained when required by City Ordinance. Contractor and permit fees are eligible for reimbursement as part of this project.

Sweat Equity: The property owner is allowed to perform the work on his/her own. Appropriate permits must be filed and inspections passed, as necessary. Funds may only be used for the purchase of materials; funds cannot be used to compensate the owner for labor.

Reimbursements: All work must be completed by the end of October. At the end of the project period, participants will be required to submit itemized receipts for all work and purchases and submit “after” photos.

Payment of the grant will be on a reimbursement basis; HPDL will determine if the expenses are eligible for reimbursement based upon funding source restrictions, the signed contract requirements and the dates of service and purchase. HPDL will not increase the reimbursement if the total cost of the project exceeds the requested amount in the application. HPDL may also determine the property owner did not match 50% of the total cost of the project and may reduce the amount of the reimbursement.

Receipts and “after” photos must be submitted for reimbursement no later than October 31, 2017 to allow for reimbursement before year-end.


2017 Exterior Improvement Matching Grant Program

*Registration for the lottery is closed**

Program Intent: The intent of the HPDL Matching Exterior Improvement Grant Program is to help property owners make necessary repairs and improvements to extend the life of the neighborhoods’ housing stock, improve livability standards and to make visible improvements to the neighborhood.

Grant Amount: Eligible participants can apply for up to $2000 in matching grant funds each. This is a one-to-one matching grant project and property owners must demonstrate full payment prior to HPDL reimbursement. The project will in total pay for up to $20,000 in matching grant funds in 2017. The minimum number of projects will be 10 projects at $2,000 each; additional projects may be funded depending on the amounts requested by earlier lottery winners.

Income Limit: There is no income limit to be eligible for this program.

Eligible Properties: Properties must be located within the boundaries of the Hale, Page or Diamond Lake neighborhoods. Single-family detached homes, duplexes, tri-plexes and four-plexes are eligible. They may be owner-occupied or investment properties. Condominiums and townhomes are eligible for the portion of the property that is owned by the homeowner. HPDL staff may support renters to work with their landlord to apply.

Homeowner Associations, businesses and commercial property owners are not eligible to participate (funding source restriction).

Eligible Improvements: All projects must be exterior in nature and be considered improvements to the housing stock for the benefit of the neighborhood. Examples of eligible improvements include the following:

• Painting: siding, garages, trim, etc.
• Stucco: repair or replace existing or install new
• Siding: repair or replace existing or install new
• Fences: repair or replace existing or install new
• Doors/Windows: repair or replace existing or install new
• Roof: repair or replace
• Structural and foundation problems
• Garages: repair or replace (door, roofing, siding, windows, trim, etc.)
• Decks: repair, replace or new construction
• Porches: repair or replace
• Driveways
• Gutters
• Chimneys
Ineligible Improvements: Furniture, landscaping and items which could be considered recreational or luxury projects (swimming pools, hot tubs, Jacuzzis, saunas, playground equipment) are not eligible. Repairs to owner’s water service to the property are excluded. Work initiated prior to approval of the matching grant is ineligible for reimbursement.

Application: The application will require participants to submit a project budget, the total requested amount and “before” photos. Eligible participants may submit an application for the lottery from June 1, 2017 to July 21, 2017 on the HPDL website.

Selection: HPDL  will review applications for eligibility and flag those determined to be ineligible. A Sub-Committee will review all applications on July 24th, 2017 to ensure completeness and confirm eligibility/ineligibility. The lottery winners will be announced live at Picnic in the Park on Thursday, July 27th.

Contract: HPDL will create a contract for lottery winners. All lottery winners must review the contract and restrictions (funding source restrictions). Lottery winners will sign the contract and work may begin only after the date of signature and must be completed by October 31, 2017. Participants will receive a HPDL Lawn Sign as part of the agreement to receive funding through the project. The property owner must display the sign in the front yard until October 31, 2017.

Contractors/Permits: Contractors contracting for work must be properly licensed. Permits must be obtained when required by City Ordinance. Contractor and permit fees are eligible for reimbursement as part of this project.

Sweat Equity: The property owner is allowed to perform the work on his/her own. Appropriate permits must be filed and inspections passed, as necessary. Funds may only be used for the purchase of materials; funds cannot be used to compensate the owner for labor

Reimbursements: All work must be completed by the end of October. At the end of the project period, participants will be required to submit itemized receipts for all work and purchases and submit “after” photos.

Payment of the grant will be on a reimbursement basis; HPDL will determine if the expenses are eligible for reimbursement based upon funding source restrictions, the signed contract requirements and the dates of service and purchase. HPDL will not increase the reimbursement if the total cost of the project exceeds the requested amount in the application. HPDL may also determine the property owner did not match 50% of the total cost of the project and may reduce the amount of the reimbursement.

Receipts and “after” photos must be submitted for reimbursement no later than October 31, 2017 to allow for reimbursement before year-end.