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Repairs completed under the Minor Home Repair Grant Program are paid directly with Community Development Block Grant funds. Grant recipients are notified of the total repair costs. A minimal administrative fee will be collected upon determination of homeowners' program eligibility.
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Minor Home Repair grants are available once every seven years. Additionally, depending upon the condition of the property and the scope of the repairs required, the applicant may be determined ineligible for this grant. In these cases, a referral to the Major Home Rehabilitation Loan program may be made.
City of Livonia Residents who meet the following requirements:
Total gross annual household income must not exceed the following guidelines and are subject to change annually:
All minor home repair improvements must remedy substandard conditions and/or eliminate a safety hazard. Please be advised that repairs are subject to our ability to retain qualified contractors.
Examples of eligible improvements:
Examples of ineligible home improvements:
The Housing Rehabilitation Specialist will review and prioritize the needed repairs. Licensed and insured contractor(s) will be contacted for quotes and the lowest responsible bid received will be awarded the contract. Please be advised that repairs are subject to our ability to retain qualified contractors.
Improvements are limited to freestanding, single family dwellings. In the case of condominiums, duplexes, and town homes, common areas of these units will be ineligible for repair. Repairs that are the legal responsibility of the owner-occupant may be completed. Rental units are ineligible for repair.
Qualified residents may apply for a Minor Home Repair grant once every seven years. Additionally, depending upon the condition of the property and the scope of the repairs required, the applicant may be determined ineligible for this grant. In these cases, a referral to the Major Home Rehabilitation Loan program may be made.
Interested homeowners should contact the Livonia Housing Commission Office of Community Development or call them at 734-421-6450, ext. 104 to make an appointment and request an application.
For more information view the Program Brochure (PDF), and the Grant Application (PDF).
In order to apply, the applicant is required to provide the items listed on page three of the application (PDF).These items are necessary in order to qualify the applicant for the program and must be provided at the time of intake. All files will remain confidential. Please call 734-421-6450, ext. 104 to make an appointment and for additional information.
Please be advised that all rules and regulations governing Community Development Programs are subject to change without notice by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the City of Livonia.