Does your roof leak? Are your steps crumbling? Are you facing a winter without heat due to a failing furnace? The Town of Southbury under leadership of First Selectman Jeffrey Manville has been awarded a $400,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for housing rehabilitation and funding remains to serve approximately ten further households. The town is seeking eligible low and moderate-income homeowners and renters to apply for assistance with home repairs. The goal of the program is to keep people safe in their homes by providing funding when other means may not be available.
To be eligible, property owners must have an annual income that does not exceed $44,750 for a one-person household or $63,900 for a four-person household. Other requirements of eligibility are being up to date on municipal taxes and having 10% equity in the home. Loans are at 0% interest and are not due and payable until change of title to home.
Eligible activities include replacing failed furnaces, roofs, windows, doors, electrical, heating, plumbing, and septic system repairs. These funds can provide for ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) modifications to homes as well, such as entrance ramps and bathroom modifications.
Applications may be obtained from Town of Southbury Small Cities Consultants Lisa Low & Associates at 203-888-5624. Please share this information with any friends or neighbors who may be interested.
Lisa Low & Associates, Small Cities Consultant
Office of the First Selectman