The City of Carrollton’s Single Family Rehabilitation Incentive Program is part of the Neighborhood IMPACT initiative. The program objective is to promote the rehabilitation and renovation of single-family houses in Neighborhood Empowerment Zones.
A homeowner may be eligible for assistance under this program if they meet all of the following criteria:
- The home is a single-family detached dwelling located within the city of Carrollton.
- The home is located within a Neighborhood Empowerment Zone. A map of the Neighborhood Empowerment Zones is available here.
- The applicant owns the home.
- All payments for City-provided utilities and all property taxes are current for the property.
- The applicant must complete an application and follow the application process.
- An incentive agreement must be approved by the Carrollton City Council prior to the start of any renovation work.
- An applicant is limited to one incentive agreement per calendar year, although multiple project elements may be included in a single incentive agreement.
- The property must not be under enforcement action of the Property Standards Board.
- The property must not be in foreclosure proceedings.
- Rehabilitation of the house must be completed within twelve (12) months of the date of City Council approval of the incentive agreement.
Participation in the program is subject to the following criteria:
- The house must be at least five years old at the time of approval of the incentive agreement
- Incentives are limited to exterior improvements, as follows:
- Site Elements (minimum $1,000 of private investment)
Landscaping additions or improvements, including the addition or replacement of trees front yard
Lead walk or driveway renovation or repair
- Building Elements (minimum of $4,000 of private investment)
Façade improvements on the house elevation facing the street upon which the house is addressed
Window and door replacements that result in improved energy efficiency
Replacement or additions to front porches or patios
Repair or replacement of the roof
Repair, replacement or repainting of the eaves or trim
- Screening Elements (minimum $1,000 of private investment)
Repair or replacement of fences
Repair or replacement of retaining walls located upon a public street frontage
- Cumulative Project Investment is allowed to meet Required Minimum Investment
- Alternatives to Required Minimum Investment: if the value of an applicant’s proposed project is lower than the minimum investment levels above, the value of the following repairs may be used to meet the required investment.
Foundation Repair – up to ten percent (10%) of the expenditures for foundation repair may be;
applied to the required minimum investment
Qualifying Interior Repairs – for interior repairs necessary to bring the house into compliance with ;
the Carrollton Housing Code (Title IX, Chapter 96 of the Carrollton Code of Ordinances), up to ten ;
percent (10%) of the expenditures for interior repairs may be applied to the required minimum ;
*Any additions to a property not identified above will require further review by the Re-Development Sub-Committee.
*Applications regarding driveways associated with the NOTICE program and replacement fences are not required to be reviewed by the Re-Development Sub-Committee.
A qualified applicant will be eligible for the following incentives from the City of Carrollton:
A single payment up to twenty-five percent (25%) of the approved expenditures for the rehabilitation of an existing single-family residence within a Neighborhood Empowerment Zone. All construction permit fees required by the City of Carrollton directly related to the eligible renovation or rehabilitation projects will be waived.
The maximum incentive available for any one property is $20,000 per calendar year.
The incentive available to the applicant will be based upon the private investment upon the eligible property. Payment will be made to the applicant on an invoice-verified basis upon completion of the project, subject to inspection and approval of the work by the City of Carrollton.
Incentive ExampleExample 1: Cumulative eligible investment of $9,000
$9,000 x 0.25 = $2,250 total incentive + fee waivers
Example 2: Eligible investment of $3,500 on building elements plus $6,000 in qualifying interior repairs on a house
Building element incentive requires a minimum investment of $4,000. Up to 10% of interior repairs needed to comply with the Carrollton Housing code may be applied to the minimum investment.
$6,000 x 0.10 = $600 applicable portion of interior repairs
$3,500 + $600 = $4,100 meets minimum investment
$3,500 x 0.25 = $875 total incentive + fee waivers
- An application for incentive must be submitted in approved format to the Environmental Services Department by the land owner. If the property has multiple owners, all owners must sign the application. Staff will verify ownership information.
- The owner(s) shall at the time the application is submitted include two estimates detailing the rehabilitation costs as well as a project timeline.
- Project review of each application is required by city staff including appropriate comments and recommendations for changes prior to submission to the City Council Re- Development Sub-Committee.
- All applications will be reviewed by the Re-Development Sub-Committee. Any modifications to the application will be made prior to forwarding the application to the full City Council with a recommendation for approval or denial.
- City Council will review the recommendation of the Re-Development Sub-Committee and vote to either approve or deny the grant application.
- The grant incentive will consist of cash payment payable upon successful completion of the project as outlined in an incentive agreement to be entered into between the City and the owner of the property.
* Applications are determined on a case-by-case approach. Exceptions to this policy may be approved by the Re-Development Sub-Committee