Housing Rehabilitation Program Contractor Information

The Office of Community & Economic Development (OCED) operates the Housing Rehabilitation Program serving income eligible homeowners.

The Owner Occupied Housing Rehabilitation Program has four primary components:

  1. Emergency repair assistance
  2. Accessibility ramps
  3. Single Family Home Rehabilitation
  4. Manufactured home repair assistance

OCED also works with Housing Developers on projects which are financed through OCED and include: Home Buyer Programs for Single-Family Home Rehabilitation projects and Multi-Family / Rental Housing Rehabilitation projects.

OCED is seeking licensed general and residential contractors to become approved contractors in order to bid on multi-family and single-family rehabilitation projects funded through the department.   Only approved contractors may bid on OCED projects. To become an approved bidder, contractors and subcontractors should inquire with OCED staff. Contractors interested in being added to the approved bidders list may apply to be added at anytime.

To learn more about contractor application requirements, upcoming and ongoing opportunities or to receive a contractor application packet please contact Aaron Kraft at 734-544-3019 or krafta@ewashtenaw.org

Interested contractors can also download and print out an application using the link below.  The application can be mailed to the attention of Aaron Kraft at the address listed below:

Click to Download: OCED Contractor Application

The Office of Community and Economic Development

Attn: Aaron Kraft, Housing Program Supervisor

415 W. Michigan Ave Suite 2200

Ypsilanti, MI 48197

 Additional information:

The Department of Housing and Urban Development requires OCED to recruit so called Section 3 Contractors.  If a contractor gains Section 3 certification they can be elibigle for preferential treatment when bidding.

 Section 3 information (webpage)

Some work completed through the OCED Rehabilitation program requires contractors to comply with HUD and EPA lead based paint regulations. 

EPA rules for lead-based paint (pdf)

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