GALESBURG — The City of Galesburg is still accepting applications for the recently approved Housing Repair Assistance Program for Owner-Occupied Single-Family Residences.
This program is designed to provide financial assistance in the form of a grant up to $4,500 to low-to-moderate income owner-occupied homes within the corporate limits of the City of Galesburg. If you have already picked up an application, there is still time to apply for this program. If you have questions about the process or what projects qualify, please contact the Housing Coordinator at (309) 345-3652.
Eligible activities include improvements to a building’s accessibility, installation of smoke alarms or carbon monoxide detectors, demolition of unsafe accessory garages or sheds less than 1,000 square feet, replacement of HVAC equipment at least 15 years old, repairs to electrical and plumbing issues, and minor roof repairs. The FAQ section of the City website provides examples of many of the items which are eligible. A complete list is available in the application.
In order to qualify for the program, the household income must be under 80% of the area median income, as established by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. (See the following chart.) Applicants must also provide proof of income and liquid assets, proof of homeownership, not be delinquent on water/sewer/refuse account, proof of property insurance, and two estimates from different contractors.
2022 ANNUAL INCOME LIMITS ESTABLISHED BY THE US DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING & URBAN DEVELOPMENT (HUD).
Individuals may request applications in the Community Development Department on the second floor at City Hall, or by using the citizen request center on the city website. Homeowners are encouraged to discuss the application with the Housing Coordinator for helpful details. Once applications are completed with all the required supporting documentation, please call (309) 345-3652 to set up an appointment to review the application.
Funded projects are subject to the availability of funds, and there is a maximum of $4,500 of assistance per applicant. Homeowners are responsible for 5% of the project cost and any cost over $4,500.
If selected as a grant recipient, payment from the city to the contractor will not take place until all the work is complete and all required inspections have been done.
For more information see the Housing Repair Assistance Program page on the city website.
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