CDBG Home Repair Grant Program

HUD

Overview

 

The City of Colonial Heights is pleased to announce the annual Home Repair Grant Program offered by the HUD Community Development Block Grant. The application period starts June 28th, 2020 and ends July 31st, 2020 and below is a copy of the application.  The application can be printed or submitted online. The application is considered complete when all additional documentation is received by the Planning Department. 

The City of Colonial Heights is an entitlement community and has received Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds since 2005. Community Development Grant funds are issued to the City by Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to administer the Colonial Heights  Home Repair Program. Each year the City must meet the objectives set out by the City’s Consolidated Plan and yearly Action Plan to report how the funding was spent on the Consolidated Action Plan Evaluation Report (CAPER). 

Eligibility

 
A grant of up to $10,000 is available for single-family dwellings to assist with specific home repairs or activities that eliminate conditions detrimental to the safety and health of the residents. Renters with a legal disability are also eligible for the program.  

Eligible activities or repairs include, but are not limited to, the following: 

  • Faulty roofs
  • Missing gutters
  • Faulty porches and steps that present a safety risk
  • Unsafe electrical, heating or plumbing systems
  • Security Issues: Floodlights, deadbolts
  • Broken windows or unsecured doors
  • Flooring (decayed or deteriorated framing) 
  • Bathroom modifications for people with disabilities such as but not limited to: grab bars, tub seats and raised toilets  
  • Lead-based paint testing will be performed for each home that receives a home repair grant. 
Ineligible activities consist of any unnecessary physical improvements, any repairs of a cosmetic nature, repairs to sheds, and repairs to garages or any structure not attached to the living unit.

The program is available citywide; however, priority will be given to households in the Violet Bank-Flora Hill, Shepherd Stadium, Westover-Snead, Toll House, and Ellerslie-Dunlop districts. Priority will also be given to first-time applicants, low-income households, persons who are elderly or disabled, and those that need repairs that constitute an emergency. 

In order to be eligible for this grant, homeowners must be at or below 80% of the area median income. Income and assets will be verified before a home repair contract is issued. The total household income based on the number of people living in the home, cannot exceed the following: 

Number of Persons in Household
Maximum Income
1
$50,500
2
$57,200
3
$64,350
4
$71,500
5
$77,250
6
$82,950
7
$88,700
8
$94,400
*PY2020 HUD Income Limits for Richmond MSA 

Plans and Reports


The current plans and reports are able to be viewed by selecting a link below:

  • PY19-20 Annual Action Plan
  • 2015 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI)
  • 2015-2019 City of Colonial Heights Consolidated Plan

  •                            For questions or concerns about the program, please contact Brandi Payne, Assistant Director
    Department of Planning & Community Development
     201 James Avenue, Colonial Heights, VA 23834
     Phone: (804) 520-9297 / Fax: (804) 524-8755
    Email: payneb@colonialheightsva.gov