The Borough of Jersey Shore had received a $500,000 housing rehabilitation grant and interested residents who live within the Borough limits should apply now to get on the waiting list for the no-cost repairs.
Qualified residents may receive up to $65,000 each for home repairs. The Borough will provide up to $50,000 of rehabilitation grant assistance and an additional $15,000 for lead-based reduction work to eligible homeowners. If it is determined that after rehabilitation the value of the property will exceed established maximum purchase price after rehabilitation, the property will then be considered ineligible for funding assistance.
In order to make the same amount of grant aid available to each approved applicant, each approved applicant shall have a total of $65,000 made available from the grant.
Interested residents may call SEDA-Council of Governments’ (SEDA-COG) Ruth Wiest at 570-524-4491 Ext. 7252.
Eligible repairs include structural, roofing, plumbing, electrical, heating/furnace, window replacement, radon and lead-based paint mitigation, and energy-related improvements. Modifications for mobility-impaired residents are also eligible within this program. Homeowners must maintain home residency over a five-year period from the date of signing in order for this service to be received at no cost.
“SEDA-COG manages the entire process for the homeowner,” said Joel Ruch, Housing Rehabilitation Manger of the agency’s Community Services Division.
Ruch continued, “Not only does the homeowner get necessary home repairs, but they also get the benefit of going through the process hassle-free as we manage the logistics from start to finish.”
• Must live in the Borough limits of Jersey Shore;
• Own the home or have Life Rights to live in it;
• Meet income qualifications based on household size;
• Be current on all local taxes and municipal utility bills;
• Provide proof of homeowner’s insurance;
• If located in a flood zone, must provide proof of flood insurance;
• Live in the home an additional five years.
Additional requirements may apply.
Annual Gross Income Limits:
Family size: 1 – $42,650; 2 – $48,750; 3 – $54,850; 4 – $60,900; 5 – $65,800; 6 – $70,650; 7 – $75,550; 8 – $80,400.