The Kent County Department of Community Development, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, is offering a program to provide financial assistance for needed home repairs for low and moderate income households.
Some of the eligible repairs include repair or replacement of major structural and mechanical systems; disability access and ADA repairs; pest and hazard abatement and energy saving improvements.
You may be eligible for the program if you own and occupy your home, meet income eligibility criteria, live within Kent County, outside of Grand Rapids or Wyoming, and if the home improvement is necessary.
Available financing includes: deferred payments loans or grants. Deferred payment loans are non-interest bearing loans with no payback required unless the borrower sells or transfers title or discontinues residence in the dwelling. Payments may be made voluntarily on a Deferred Payment Loan. Grant are availabe to homeowners who are income eligible and are also 62 years of age or older. Grants may be used for accessibility improvements, hazard abatement and emergency repairs. Grants do not require repayment.
Low and moderate income is defined as below $62,000. For eligibility and other requirements or questions, please contact https://www.accesskent.com/Departments/CommunityDevelopment/housing_rehabilitation.htm or Miguel.Reyes@kentcountymi.gov. He may also be reached at 616.632.7403.