Owner-Occupied Housing Rehabilitation

The Homeowner Rehabilitation Program can assist homeonwers in many areas of Washtenaw County with needed home repairs.  The Housing Rehabilitation Program helps provide deferred loans to rehabilitate and repair low-income, owner-occupied homes throughout the jurisdictions of the Urban County for families earning 80% or less of the Area Median Income.  (see brochure below for participating jurisdictions)

The Owner-Occupied Housing Rehabilitation program provides the general assistance necessary to bring homes into compliance with applicable building codes, rehabilitation standards and lead-based paint regulations. 

The program addresses actual and developing building, health, and safety code violations, accessibility improvements or energy efficiency improvements.

Loans through the Owner Occupied Housing Rehabilitation program are a deferred, no interest loan that becomes due and payable upon sale, rental, refinance, and transfer of the property. The loan will be forgiven if the owner resides in the property for 30 years, and may be partially forgiven by one third after a 10 and forgiven by two thirds after a 20 year period.  There are no monthly payments required with the loan.  The loan is in the form of a property lien on the property.

Due to high demand for the program there is a long waiting list for services, approximately 6-12 months.

Please call 734-544-3008 for more information or to apply

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