Saturday, November 1, 2014        

Smithfield Housing Rehabilitation Program (CDBG)

The Smithfield Housing Rehabilitation Program is funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD, Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) and its primary purpose of the Smithfield Housing Rehabilitation Program is to provide an incentive to private property owners to repair or “rehabilitate” their residential properties in an attempt to meet basic Housing Quality Standards. The Program provides financial assistance to local property owners for the repair and rehabilitation of residential dwelling units. The target area for these activities is located in the Esmond-Georgiaville area of the Town. The anticipated result of the program is that the supply of decent housing for low and moderate income people in the Town of Smithfield will be increased, while at the same time existing housing quality stock is preserved and older neighborhoods are revitalized. 

The primary purpose of the Smithfield Housing Rehabilitation Program is to provide an incentive to private property owners to repair or “rehabilitate” their residential properties in an attempt to meet basic Housing Quality Standards. The Program provides financial assistance to local property owners for the repair and rehabilitation of residential dwelling units. The target area for these activities is located in the Esmond-Georgiaville area of the Town. The anticipated result of the program is that the supply of decent housing for low and moderate income people in the Town of Smithfield will be increased, while at the same time existing housing quality stock is preserved and older neighborhoods are revitalized.

PROGRAM SUMMARY

WHAT: Grants for repair and Rehabilitation of Low and Moderate Income Housing – including both Single-Family and Multi-Family structures.
WHERE: Applications are accepted town-wide.  Prime Target Area – Esmond and Georgiaville.
HOW MUCH: Outright grants for 50% – 100% of the Repair Costs.  Maximum project cost of $5,000 per dwelling unit.
WHO: Property Owners and/or Landlords.  Small Project Grants from $200 to $999 for Senior Citizens and the Handicapped.
WHERE TO APPLY: 

Where To Apply

Donna Corrao, Housing Program Administrator
Planning Department
Smithfield Town Hall
64 Farnum Pike
Smithfield, RI 02917
Phone: (401) 233-1017 – Fax: (401) 232-7244
E-mail

PRE-QUALIFICATION FOR ELIGIBILITY 

Answer these questions to determine if you qualify for the home rehabilitation program.

  • Do you own your home? (Applicant must be the homeowner.)
  • Total number of individuals in the family?
  • Total number of individuals age 18 and over?
  • What is the total family income? (Including income from dependents aged 18 and over.)

2014 Maximum Income Levels*      (updated online 4-3-2014)

Total # of PersonsLiving in your House   * Total Household Income For Last Year

Household Size                   Low Income                Moderate Income   

1 person                              less than $25,300              $25,300-$40,450

2 persons                            less than $28,900              $28,900-$46,200

3 persons                            less than $32,500              $32,500-$52,000

4 persons                            less than $36,100              $36,100-$57,750

5 persons                            less than $39,000              $39,000-$62,400

6 persons                            less than $41,900              $41,900-$67,000

7 persons                            less than $44,800              $44,800-$71,650

8 persons                            less than $47,700              $47,700-$76,250

Applicants who have income levels in the lower income range will generally receive 100% rehabilitation funding awards.  Persons with incomes in the moderate income range will receive from 50%-100% funding.

Owners of rental properties will be required to contribute 50% of the rehabilitation costs, except in the instance where the owner-occupied landlord is income eligible and the remaining necessary percentage of residing tenants are eligible for funding as low/moderate income participants.

Eligible Rehabilitation Work

Eligible activity areas for rehabilitation include the following priorities: 

  •  Correction of substandard conditions.
  • Installation of essential improvements critical to the health, safety and basic comfort of the residents and/or tenants.
  •  Repair of major systems in danger of failure.
  • Installation of improvements relating to energy conservation.
  • Installation of improvements relating to handicapped accessibility and the removal of barriers that prohibit or limit accessibility.

 

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