Housing Rehabilitation Grant Program
A waiting list, consisting of priority ratings, determines when rehabilitation work will begin on an applicant’s home. Priority points are awarded for the following:
The higher the applicant's priority rating, the sooner the rehabilitation work will begin.
Rehabilitation grants are awarded as conditional grants (deferred payment loans). As such, program participants are not indebted to the LCG unless their property is sold, rented, or not used as their personal primary residence for ten years after the rehabilitation work has been completed. At the end of ten years, the participant is cleared of all program obligations and is free to enter into any type of legal transaction regarding the assisted property.
Relocation/Moving Grant Program
The LCG, CDD maintains 4 homes that are available to Housing Rehabilitation Program participants during the rehabilitation of their home. Most are handicap accessible and all are equipped with central heating and air conditioning. Utilities and telephone services are provided by the LCG. The relocation process is provided free of charge to program participants. A moving grant is also awarded to all program participants. This grant covers the costs of moving to and from the LCG’s relocation unit.
The Rehabilitation Process
The rehabilitation process takes approximately six to twelve weeks. The CD Program Specialist will assist program participants during the entire rehabilitation process should any problems occur.
Summary of the housing rehabilitation process:
If you are interested in applying for the LCG, CDD Housing Rehabilitation, please click on the link below, complete the form and then click "Submit". The CD Program Specialist will contact you once the form has been reviewed.
Housing Rehabilitation Pre-Application Form
Demolition Grant Program
Funded by HUD's CDBG Entitlement Grant program, the LCG, CDD Housing Division provides demolition grants to income-qualifying owners of dilapidated residential and commercial properties within the jurisdiction of the LCG (the City of Lafayette and unincorporated regions of Lafayette Parish). The grant limit for the complete demolition of residential structures is $15,000 (additional funding may be available if the removal of asbestos is involved). The grant limit for the complete demolition of commercial structures is $4,000. Applicants must have clear title to the property requiring demolition.
The LCG, CDD CD Program Specialist will determine each applicant's income eligibility. Residential properties must have been unoccupied for at least 90 days prior to the grant application. Applicants for commercial demolition must have owned their property for at least 3 years. Recipients of demolition grants are not indebted to the LCG. The owners of properties on which structures have been demolished are free to enter into any type of legal transaction regarding the assisted property.
Income Limits for the Housing Rehabilitation and Demolition Programs
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