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.
Demolition Program Income Limits
*2019 Income Guidelines
Family Size Income Limits
*annually subject to change