Valdosta home repair grant assistance

Is your home unsafe? DRA Map If you live in certain parts of Valdosta, you may be able to get a grant to help fix that.

PR from the City of Valdosta, 27 June 2013, City Helps Valdosta Home Owners Apply for Grant Funding for Home Repairs

From July 1 to August 15, 2013, the City of Valdosta Neighborhood Development Division will be accepting applications for owner-occupied home rehabilitation grants from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta. Valdosta home owners who qualify as low to moderately-low income residents (according to HUD FY 2013 Income Limits) may be eligible to use this grant funding to make much-needed home repairs.

Grants are limited to home repairs which cost under $10,000, and each applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • Home must be located in the city’s Designated Revitalization Area (DRA).
  • Applicant must be the legal owner of record of the home.
  • Applicant must provide proof of income and residency.
  • Property taxes and insurance must be current.
  • Repairs must improve and/or remedy unsafe living conditions (e.g. roof repairs, electrical/plumbing updates, repairs to floors/structural members, etc.).

Rehabilitation grants will be awarded to homeowners who can fulfill the affordability period necessary for residency in the home. The affordability period for this program is five years. Those homeowners who are awarded a grant and do not fulfill the affordability period will be required to repay a portion or the entire grant awarded.

For more information, contact the Neighborhood Development Department at (229) 671-3617, or click here to view the city’s DRA map.

Sementha Mathews
Public Information Officer
City of Valdosta
P.O. Box 1125
Valdosta, GA 31603
(229) 259-3548

I wonder if the city is ever going to fix their website to put “.pdf” on the end of their PDF files? Or to put web-viewable images of maps up? Here’s a LAKE-converted image copy of the DRA map: