Rehabilitation Guidelines

  • Rehabilitation activities are prioritized by:
    • Improvements and repairs vital to health and safety of occupant(s)
    • Major housing system repairs -- plumbing, electric, heating, structural (eg: roofing)
    • Certain exterior cosmetic improvements to address blighting conditions
  • Repairs must seek to address energy efficiency in a cost effective manner when possible
  • All repairs must be occupant appropriate
  • Any pre-1978 structure will be assessed for lead presence; lead-safe practices will be followed in rehabilitation areas if required
  • Ineligible rehabilitation activities include, but are not limited to:
    • Purchase of moveable fixtures, furniture, etc, that are not part of the housing structure or major housing systems
    • Non-essential luxury upgrades or unnecessary cosmetic/decorative improvements which increase the project's materials or labor costs
    • Purchase, repair or maintenance of non-essential appliances or housing systems
    • Purchase of construction equipment or tools