Housing Rehab Grant Opportunities

Wellington will accept applications for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and State Housing Initiatives Partnership Program (SHIP) through the online Neighborly portal from Monday, June 3 at 8 a.m. to Tuesday, Sept. 3 at 5 p.m.

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.

Visit www.wellingtonfl.gov/grants to review the eligibility requirements, approved projects and the grant application. Those interested in applying must have homeowners’ insurance and live within the Village of Wellington municipal boundaries. For questions, 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. This amount is determined through the winning bid amount.