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Home Grant Program

Matching Curb Appeal Improvement Grant Program

PROGRAM GUIDELINES

**The application period is closed for 2018.  Notifications will be made to all who entered the lottery by May 7th.

Program Intent: The intent of the HPDL Matching Curb Appeal 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:  A maximum grant of $500 will be available through this program.  The applicant must match each grant dollar one-for-one.  Matching funds must be available at the time the grant is approved.

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.  Homeowner Associations are not eligible.

Eligible Improvements: Examples of eligible exterior improvements include the following:

Exterior Lighting:  Sconces, yard lights, porch lights, etc.

Painting:  Shutters, doors, accents, etc.

Hardscaping:  Retaining walls, steps, sidewalks, pathways, etc.

Restoration of historically appropriate exterior finishes, details and materials

Labor and permit costs are eligible (homeowner labor costs are not eligible)

Fencing is not eligible

Landscaping (plants, trees, flowers, gardening, sod, etc.) is not eligible

Ineligible Improvements: Items which could be considered recreational or luxury projects (swimming pools, hot tubs, Jacuzzis, saunas, playground equipment), furniture, and repairs to owner’s water service to the property are excluded. Work initiated prior to approval of the matching grant is ineligible.

Deadlines:

Lottery Opens                                                       March 26th, 2018

Lottery Closes                                                      April 28th at 5 pm

Sub-Committee Review of Apps.                     April 30th

Contracts signed and work begins                   around May 7th

Project Period Ends                                            August 31st

Receipts Collected, reimbursements               September 15th

Selection: Eligible participants may submit an application for the lottery from March 26th to April 28, 2018.  Only one entry per address.  In addition, the project can only be entered in one grant lottery, not both.  No active HPDL board members can apply.  A Sub-Committee will review all applications on Monday, April 30th to ensure completeness and eligibility.  The lottery winners will be contacted via email by May 7th.

Contractors/Permits: Contractors contracting for work must be properly licensed.  Permits must be obtained when required by City Ordinance.

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.

Disbursements: All work must be completed by the end of August. Payment of the grant will be on a reimbursement basis. Recipients must show receipts for the entire project. Before and after photographs will be required to document that the work was done.

Questions:  Email homegrants@hpdl.org with any questions and to submit your “before photos.”


Matching Exterior Improvement Grant Program

PROGRAM GUIDELINES

 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:  A maximum grant of $2,000 will be available through this program.  The applicant must match each grant dollar one-for-one.  Matching funds must be available at the time the grant is approved.

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.  Homeowner Associations are not eligible.

Eligible Improvements: Examples of eligible exterior improvements include the following:

Painting: siding, garages, trim

Structural and foundation problems

Stucco: repair or replace existing or install new

Siding: repair or replace existing or install new

Fences: repair, replace or install new

Doors/Windows: repair or replace existing or install new

Roof: repair or replace

Garages: repair, (roofing, siding, windows, trim, etc.) replace or new

Decks: repair, replace or new construction

Porches: repair or replace

Ineligible Improvements: Items which could be considered recreational or luxury projects (swimming pools, hot tubs, Jacuzzis, saunas, playground equipment), furniture, and repairs to owner’s water service to the property are excluded. Work initiated prior to approval of the matching grant is ineligible.

Deadlines:

Lottery Opens                                                   March 26th, 2018

Lottery Closes                                                   April 28th at 5 pm

Sub-Committee Review of Apps.                  April 30th

Contracts signed and work begins                around May 7th

Project Period Ends                                         August 31st

Receipts Collected, reimbursements           September 15th

Selection: Eligible participants may submit an application for the lottery from March 26th to April 28th, 2018.  Only one entry per address.  In addition, the project can only be entered in one grant lottery, not both.  No active HPDL board members can apply.  A Sub-Committee will review all applications on Monday, April 30th, to ensure completeness and eligibility.  The lottery winners will be contacted via email by May 7th.

Contractors/Permits: Contractors contracting for work must be properly licensed.  Permits must be obtained when required by City Ordinance.

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.

Disbursements: All work must be completed by the end of August. Payment of the grant will be on a reimbursement basis. Recipients must show receipts for the entire project. Before and after photographs will be required to document that the work was done.

Questions:  Email homegrants@hpdl.org with all questions and “before” photos.