Homeowners in the borough limits of Jersey Shore Borough may be eligible to receive up to $65,000 in home improvements from the HOME Existing Owner-Occupied Housing Program.
SEDA-Council of Governments (SEDA-COG) is encouraging borough residents to apply now to get on the wait list. SEDA-COG manages the program on behalf of the borough.
Interested residents may call SEDA-COG’s Stacy Anderson at 800-326-9310, ext. 7215.
Eligible repairs include structural, roofing, plumbing, electrical, heating/furnace, window replacement, radon and lead-based paint mitigation, and energy-related improvements. Also included are modifications for mobility-impaired residents. There is no cost to homeowners who maintain home residency over a five-year period from the date of contract signing.
Homeowners can go through the process hassle-free with SEDA-COG managing it from start to finish, said Teri Provost, director of the agency’s Housing Rehabilitation program.
“Eligible homeowners can enjoy a rehabilitated home at no cost to them while we help them from start to finish, from obtaining a contractor, managing the project, to anything that may arise during or after the rehabilitation process,” Provost said.
- The home must be located within the Borough limits not just a Jersey Shore address.
- Own the home or have Life Rights to live in it;
- Meet income qualifications based on household size;
- Be current on local taxes and municipal utility bills;
- Provide proof of homeowner’s insurance;
- If located in a flood zone, provide proof of flood insurance;
- Live in the home an additional five years.
Additional requirements may apply.
Annual Gross Income Limits:
Family size: 1 – $36,350; 2 – $41,550; 3 – $46,750; 4 – $51,900; 5 – $56,100
As a community and economic development agency, SEDA-COG enhances the quality of life and economic advantage for residents and businesses in 11 central Pennsylvania counties through its vital partnerships and initiatives. SEDA-COG also is an advocate for the interests of its communities at the state and federal levels. For more information, visit www.seda-cog.org.