Video: Scottsdale programs help residents live in safe conditions

 

Scottsdale homeowners can apply for federal funds to fix unsafe living conditions.

The city’s Community Assistance Office administers Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to help Scottsdale residents live in decent, safe and sanitary conditions.

Eligibility is based on income guidelines mandated by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The three available rehabilitation programs include:

  • The Housing Rehabilitation Program offers a federally-funded interest-free deferred loan to qualified low- and moderate-income homeowners to finance a contract for home repairs. The maximum loan amount is $35,000.
  • The Roof Repair and Replacement Program provides federal assistance to repair or replace deteriorated roofing systems that pose a serious threat to the health, safety or welfare of a household. The level of assistance is limited to the specific repairs necessary for the maximum amount of $10,000 per household. The assistance is a grant provided on a one-time basis.
  • The Emergency Repair Program provides federal assistance through a grant to address household repairs that affect the immediate livability of a home. Repairs are limited and assistance is based on the priority of the emergency. The maximum grant is $6,000 per household per year.

Watch this video to learn how these funds help your neighbors in need. For more information, visit the Housing Office website or call 480-312-7156.

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