Eligible Improvements


Housing rehabilitation funds may be used only for repairs or system replacements necessary to bring a substandard unit into compliance with municipal health, safety and building codes, applicable code violations, as well as any other cosmetic work that is reasonable and deemed necessary or is related to the necessary repairs.

Required Repairs

At least one major system must be replaced or included in the repairs, which include one of the following:

  • Electrical
  • Heating
  • Load bearing structural systems
  • Oil tank removal
  • Plumbing (including wells)
  • Roof
  • Sanitary plumbing (including septic systems)
  • Weatherization (building insulation for attic, exterior walls and crawl space, siding to improve energy efficiency, replacement storm windows and storm doors and replacement windows and doors)

Included Work

The related work may include, but not be limited to the following:

  • Exterior rain carrying system repair
  • Exterior step repair or replacement
  • Interior and/or exterior doors
  • Interior and/or exterior hardware
  • Interior stair repair
  • Interior trim work
  • Painting
  • Porch repair
  • Wall surface repair
  • Window treatment