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Housing and Community Development: Housing Rehabilitation Assistance Program

OFFICE OF ECONOMIC and COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
20 Centre Street, third floor
Middleborough, MA 02346
(508) 946-2402

Janis K. Akerstrom, Director
jakerstrom@middleborough.com

FUNDS FOR THE FY2013 GRANT HAVE BEEN EXPENDED. PLEASE CONTACT JANIS AKERSTROM AT THE OECD TO BE ADDED TO THE WAITING LIST OR IF YOU HAVE NEED FOR AN EMERGENCY REPAIR. (508) 946-2402 OR JAKERSTROM@MIDDLEBOROUGH.COM

The OECD was awarded a join Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) with the Town of Fairhave as the lead community in September of 2013. This grant funds the Housing Rehabilitation Assistance Program which continues to provide home repair funds to eligible homeowners in Middleborough Center and Fairhaven.

The goal of the Program is to improve living conditions in local housing units by correcting health, safety, and/or code deficiencies. 0% interest loans and limited grants in cases of emergency or financial distress are available to qualified Middleborough and Fairhaven single family and multi-family (up to 4 units) homeowners.

Typical repairs include: plumbing/electrical, heating/hot water, insulation/weatherization, lead paint removal, septic systems, and handicap accessibility construction. Applications are available to qualified residents on a first come first serve basis. Currently the wait list exceed funds available, please contact Janis K. Akerstrom at (508) 946-2402 for information regarding other agency programs.

2013 Income limits

 The maximum income allowed for eligibility into the Housing Rehab Program for FY2013 is:

 Family Size       Maximum Limits

1                      $45,100  

2                      $51,550 

3                      $58,000

4                      $64,400

5                      $69,600  

6                      $74,750

7                      $79,900

8                      $85,050