Single-family homeowners on Long Island can get financial assistance to make repairs on their properties, thanks to an initiative from the Long Island Housing Partnership.
The Home Improvement Program provides forgivable loans of up to $35,300 to improve housing conditions and correct code violations to make the residents safe, sound and sanitary. Eligible homeowners must meet income guidelines that can be found here.
Other eligibility requirements include the following: Homeowners must have resided in the dwelling as their principal residence for at least one year; they must be current on mortgage payments and all applicable property taxes; they must have homeowners insurance and flood insurance if located in a flood zone; and the homeowner can’t have more than $15,000 in assets less outstanding debt.
Applications are being accepted through Nov. 7 and the program is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
For more info visit: lihp.org/hip.html