The Housing & Community Development Department provides resources to homeowners and property owners to rehabilitate, weatherize, and beautify their properties. Programs increase community pride, foster relationships, and increase property values. See our list of programs below or use the City’s incentives map to see available programs by address.
Accessibility Rehabilitation Program
This program provides forgivable loans to homeowners to provide physical accessibility in housing units.
Bee Branch Healthy Homes Resiliency Program
This program will help make your property more resilient to flooding and water damage, in turn protecting your investment and improving your tenant’s residency.
Historic Preservation Revolving Loan Fund Program
This program provides preservation loans to property owners in four (4) primarily residential historic districts for EXTERIOR rehabilitation projects that meet the Secretary of the Interiors Standards for Rehabilitation.
Historic Preservation Housing Forgivable Loan Program
This program provides preservation loans (in the form of a forgivable loan) to income-qualifying owner-occupants and to qualified non-profit organizations in any local historic district or City-designated Landmark for specific EXTERIOR rehabilitation projects that preserve the original building materials and character-defining features of a home. *There are currently no funds available for this program.
Home Repair Program
Homeowner Rehabilitation Loan Program
Lead Hazard Control & Healthy Homes Program
The lead program aims to prevent lead poisoning by making homes lead safe. Eligibility qualifications are as follows: applicants live in a house built before 1978; have a child under the age of 6 that lives in or visits the home frequently (or applicant household includes a pregnant woman); and household meets the income guidelines.
Rental Rehabilitation Program
These loans are available for the purpose of ensuring continued availability of safe, decent and affordable rental housing.
Urban Revitalization Program
Owners who upgrade their residential properties located within a designated Urban Revitalization district may receive a 10-year exemption from the property tax liability that would normally accompany numerous property improvements. Owners of commercial properties within the Washington Neighborhood district are eligible for a three-year exemption.
Washington Neighborhood Rehabilitation Program
This program provides a loan to qualified applicants to do major improvements to their home. These funds are only available for homes located within The Washington Neighborhood (11th Street to 22nd Street; Elm Street to Central Ave).