Fort Lauderdale, Florida – The Housing Rehabilitation Program initiated by the City of Fort Lauderdale is designed with the purpose of enhancing residential neighborhoods. The program aims to facilitate home repairs for eligible single-family homeowners.
Through this program, homeowners can address various issues, including code violations and health and safety concerns. The range of assistance covers an extensive list of items such as electrical wiring, plumbing, roofing, windows, air conditioning and heating systems, structural elements, flooring renewal, bathroom repairs, and provisions for special needs, among others.
Eligibility for the program is based on certain criteria. Homeowners must align with the income limits stipulated by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), hold no liens or reverse mortgage against their property, use the property as their primary dwelling, and possess a valid Homestead Exemption.
The program has a limited capacity and can only accommodate 15 qualified applicants. Assistance will be offered based on a sequence of first come, first qualified, first served.
With a total fund allocation of $700,000, the program imposes a 15-year lien on rehabilitation projects, for an amount up to $60,000.
It is worth noting that the program does not extend its coverage to home expansion projects or swimming pool repairs.