This program is open to all income eligible, single-family units and owner occupied residents of Butler County Pennsylvania.
The City of Butler is excluded.
Once you contact us, our program coordinator will assist you in perparing the application requirements.
· An eligibility screening to verify your total family income, a copy of your deed, and your Federal Income Tax Return.
· A house inspection to list the deficiencies to be corrected and desired property improvements.
· A work write-up to assist contractors in preparing bids and a cost estimate of work to be performed.
· A contract which provides for a grant of up to $12,000 to bring your home in compliance with Housing Quality Standards and local code requirements. An additional grant of up to $2,500 is available to assist persons with disabilities for modifications necessary for accessibility and local code requirements.
Please note: If the cost for the improvements exceeds the grant amount of $12,000, the homeowner is responsible for the excess. Housing Quality Standards must be met.
If the homeowner cannot pay for the difference, then they cannot participate in the program.
The homeowner will be responsible for obtaining their own financing for any excess amounts over $12,000. Possible financing is available through NexTier Bank.
Bids must be received from several contractors. The contractor will be selected on the basis of insurability, price and other similar factors.
Total family income will include, but is not limited to:
**A lien in the amount of the grant will be placed on your home/property for a period of 5 years. The lien is decreased by 20% each year then removed.**