Lead paint abatement and healthy homes program

 

OWNER OCCUPIED PROPERTIES

This program will provide financial assistance to low and moderate income homeowners for the removal of lead paint hazard in homes in home occupied by a pregnant woman or a household that includes a child under six located within New Bedford. Eligible Homeowners must have household income that is at or below (80%) of HUD’s median family income for New Bedford (see income limits below). The assistance is provided as a grant secured by a recorded 5 year restriction on the property. Lead Paint & Healthy Homes Program Application for Owner Occupied Properties.

A limited amount of additional “Healthy Homes” funding is available to address other health and safety concerns around the home.

Eligible Properties  Owner occupied single and multi-family dwelling located within New Bedford.

* ALL ELIGIBLE UNITS MUST BE OCCUPIED BY LOW/MODERATE INCOME. LOW/MODERATE INCOME LIMITS FOR OWNER & TENANTS.

* APPLICATION TO COMPLETED BY TENANT OF PROPERTY. TENANT LEAD ABATEMENT & HEALTHY HOMES APPLICATION.

Eligible Activities. The Lead-based Paint Hazard Reduction Program provides provides funding for lead abatement city-wide for homes with qualifying households earning up to 80% of area median income (see income limits above). Priority will be given to those families with lead poisoned child.

Funding. A zero percent deferred loan forgivable after five years will be offered to owners of single and multi-family properties (owner occupied).

Loan Amounts. The Office of Housing & Community Development will provide up to $11,500 per dwelling unit to perform lead hazard control work.

The Office of Housing & Community Development will provide up to $5,000 per dwelling unit to perform Healthy Hazard.

INVESTOR OWNED PROPERTIES

This Program will provide funding to assist Investor owners who rent units to low and moderate income tenants for removing lead paint hazards in homes occupied by a pregnant woman or a household that includes a child under six.  Eligible units must have household income that is at or below eighty percent (80%) of HUD median family income. The assistance is provided as a grant secured by a recorded restriction on the property. Investor owners DO NOT have to meet the income requirements.  The assistance is provided as a grant secured by a recorded 5 year restriction on the property. Lead Paint & Healthy Homes Program Application for Investor Owned Properties.

A limited amount of additional funding is available to address other health and safety concerns around the home.

Eligible Properties The program is available to Investors that have unit occupants that qualify as a Low to Moderate Income Household based on 80% of HUD’s area median income. Investor owners’ do not have to meet the HUD income requirements, but Tenants of Investor Owned properties must meet the Low and Moderate Income Requirements (see below Income Limits).

* ALL ELIGIBLE UNITS MUST BE OCCUPIED BY LOW/MODERATE INCOME. LOW/MODERATE INCOME LIMITS FOR TENANTS.

* APPLICATION TO COMPLETED BY TENANT OF PROPERTY. TENANT LEAD ABATEMENT & HEALTHY HOMES APPLICATION.

Eligible Activities. The Lead-based Paint Hazard Reduction Program provides provides funding for lead abatement city-wide for homes with qualifying households earning up to 80% of area median income (see income limits above). Priority will be given to those families with lead poisoned child).

Funding. A zero percent deferred loan forgivable after five years will be offered to owners of single and multi-family properties (owner occupied).

Loan Amounts. The Office of Housing & Community Development will provide up to $11,500 per dwelling unit to perform lead hazard control work.

The Office of Housing & Community Development will provide up to $5,000 per dwelling unit to perform Healthy Hazard.