Housing Grants - Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
http://www.hud.gov/improvements/ -- Home Improvement Info
http://www.hud.gov/local/index.cfm?state=wi -- Website Homepage
http://www.hud.gov/local/wi/homeownership/homerepairs.cfm -- Home Repairs
Phone (414) 297-3214 -- Milwaukee HUD Office
Milwaukee Field Office
About the Department of Housing and Human Development (HUD).
HUD's mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. HUD is working to strengthen the housing market to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the need for quality affordable rental homes; utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination, and transform the way HUD does business.
Information below is specific to the city of Madison. More information can be found through the city's website; link listed last in the 'Web' section above.
Improvement of Owner-Occupied Housing:
These activities strengthen existing neighborhoods through improvement of existing owner-occupied housing to meet local building, energy and accessibility codes. These activities help improve the physical status of existing residences, primarily within the CDBG Target Area. They include modifications for accessibility, minor repairs and deferred maintenance, and major renovation for building code compliance. These activities address Objective A in the Five-Year Plan and generally serve those households with incomes less than 80% of median. Benchmarks include such measures as units brought to housing quality standards or local building code, and an increase in the value of housing within the neighborhood (compared to the City baseline).
Funds will be targeted to housing stock in need of repair or rehab, ensuring that homes then meet City minimum housing and building codes, or provide accessibility improvements, or are safer or more energy efficient.
The 2007 target goal is to provide 350 households with either home repair services or financial assistance to improve the physical condition of their housing.