Housing Rehab Grant Opportunities In Wellington

The Village of Wellington will be accepting applications for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program and the State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) program beginning Nov. 15, and continuing until Dec. 20, through the online Neighborly portal.

These housing rehabilitation programs assist low- to moderate-income Wellington homeowners with eligible home repairs. Applicants will be ranked for assistance based on a first-qualified, first-served basis. For those applicants applying for the SHIP program, priorities will be given in the order of special needs, essential services personnel and income groups, subject to funding availability. Those interested in applying must have homeowners’ insurance and live within the municipal boundaries of the Village of Wellington.

Visit www.wellingtonfl.gov/grants to review the eligibility requirements, approved projects and the grant application. For questions about the programs, e-mail grants@wellingtonfl.gov.

The types of assistance are for owner-occupied rehabilitation and emergency replacement. Grant assistance is given in a forgivable loan in the form of a lien that is placed on the property for a five-year term. The maximum amount of assistance an applicant can receive is $50,000 in eligible repairs.