Rehabilitation Projects in Aurora by Claren Walker
Rehabilitation Projects in Aurora
by Claren Walker
The city of Aurora is making several efforts to ensure residents are getting the support needed to make home improvements! See below some of the initiatives to support these efforts! If you live in Aurora, take advantage of these opportunities as appropriate!
Aurora’s Neighborhood Fence Program
The fence program is a way for interested neighborhoods to replace their fence with the city serving as a banker and project manager. The city will advance funds to have the fence built. After the fence is built, the property owners within the district will be charged the cost of the fence on their annual property tax bill.
Single-Family Rehabilitation Loan Program
The Single-Family Rehabilitation Loan Program provides loans to income-eligible homeowners who need to make necessary repairs to their homes. Type of repairs that can be completed include, but are not limited to, roof replacement, installation of Energy Star-rated windows and entry doors, 90 percent energy efficient furnaces, replacement of water heaters, attic and wall insulation, driveway replacement, electrical repairs or upgrades, plumbing repairs, and more.
Applicant eligibility: Applicants must own and occupy property as their primary residence, live in Aurora, meet established household income limits, have at least a 600 credit score, be current on all debt secured against the property, have no liens or judgments and have mortgage payment history for the past 12 months.
Emergency Grant/Loan Repair Program
The Emergency Grant Repair Program provides grants and/or loans for urgent needs. Replacement of items such as malfunctioning furnaces, water heaters, broken sewer lines (scope of line must be provided) and water mains can be covered with a grant. Additional loans are available if they use the funds to correct conditions that pose a hazardous situation for the occupant’s health, safety or well-being. Participation in the program is limited to one time only per applicant.
Applicant eligibility: Applicant must own and occupy the home, meet HUD's low/moderate income guidelines, and be current on all debt secured against the property.
Handicap Accessibility Program
The Handicap Accessibility Program provides accessible, single-family home repairs using grants up to $15,000. The program is available to income-eligible homeowners who need accessibility alterations and repairs to their homes. Accessibility-related repairs include wheelchair ramps, chair lifts, doorway widening (both exterior and interior), kitchen/bathroom repairs and other accessibility needs. Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, and participation in the program is limited to one time only per applicant.
Applicant eligibility: Applicants must own the property, occupy the property as their primary residents, live in Aurora, meet established household income limits, be current on all debt secured against the property, and have property that is in need of accessibility alterations and repairs.
Radon Mitigation Program
Radon is the second leading contributor to lung cancer in the United States. The gas is colorless, odorless and tasteless, and it occurs naturally as a direct decay of the element uranium in the soil. It is usually detected in the lowest levels of single-family homes, such as crawlspaces and basements. The federally funded Radon Mitigation Program provides financial and technical assistance to income-eligible homeowners throughout the city of Aurora.
Applicant eligibility: Applicants must own the property, occupy the property as their primary residence, meet established household income limits, be current on debt secured against the property for 12 months, and live in Aurora.
Inquire about any of the above home improvements by calling the City of Aurora: 303.739.7900!