Homeowners' Assistance Programs
Housing Rehabilitation Assistance
Do you need financial assistance with making repairs to your home?
The Community Development Department has two Housing Assistance Programs
that may be able to assist you:
Community Development Block Grant Program – this is a HUD funded
program through Wayne County that offers emergency and non-emergency
assistance to homeowners. Residents who qualify (income eligibility
guidelines apply) may obtain assistance for roof repairs, furnace
replacement, plumbing repair and more. The cost of the repairs are
placed in the form of a lien against the property which is payable upon
sale or transfer of the property with zero interest. Eligible homeowners
must be identified on the deed and all city taxes must be paid. Funding
Property Improvement Program – this is a MSHDA funded low interest
loan program. Interest rates vary between 4% - 8%. This program is
available for single-family homeowners as well as landlords who rent to
low-to-moderate income tenants. Eligible homeowners may borrow up to
$50,000 and eligible landlords may borrow up to $25,000 per unit with a
maximum outstanding limit of $100,000 per borrower. Eligible homeowners
may spread repayment over 20 years.
Wayne County Weatherization Program
The Wayne County Weatherization Program provides free home
weatherization to low income residents. Weatherization services include
energy conservation services such as insulation and modernizing heating
and air conditioning systems. Applicants cannot have gone through the
program since 1993.
Each year about 4,000 eligible homeowners and renters benefit from
the program. Studies show an average 15% - 30% reduction in fuel costs.
As a result of the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, an
unprecedented $5 billion in funding will be allocated to the
Weatherization Assistance Program. The Department of Energy has
increased the income eligibility guidelines and raised the maximum
weatherization cost per home from $3,055 to $6,500.
For more information, contact the Wayne County Weatherization Program
at (734) 727-7297 or Jeannie Fields in the Planning and Economic
Development Department at (313) 563-7709.
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