Carrollton Provides Emergency Repair Assistance to Eligible Residents Through CDBG Funding
Carrollton residents may be eligible for up to $5,000 in assistance with home repairs through the City’s Emergency Home Repair Program, funded by the federal Community Development Block Grant Program.
The CDBG Program provides annual grants to states, cities, and counties to develop communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities, chiefly for low- and moderate-income residents.
These funds, managed by the City’s Community Development Office, are available to qualifying property owners for damages such as those suffered in the recent winter storms. Repairs through the program must be urgent and pose a threat to the safety of the residents or structure, including:
- Burst pipes
- Damaged water heaters
- Electrical issues
- Damaged HVAC
To be eligible, applicants must have owned their home for at least one year, and it must be the individual’s primary residence. Additionally, the household income must not exceed 80 percent of the Area Median Income Limits, and the homeowner must not be delinquent with any property taxes or school taxes in Dallas or Denton County.
Applying for assistance and meeting all eligibility does not guarantee aid will be provided. Applications must be received and approved before the work begins to be eligible. Repairs funded through FEMA are not eligible for the City’s assistance program.
To apply for assistance, contact Community Development at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 972-466-3060.
More information, including a full list of eligibility requirements, click on Emergency Repair Grant at cityofcarrollton.com/cdbg.