Moderate and low-income households in need of home repairs may qualify for part of nearly $50K in local grants under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program managed by the township. Funding is provided as a five (5) year deferred loan. This means that 20% of the loan amount is forgiven each year, so that if the owner continues to own and occupy the property for five year, the entire amount of the loan is forgiven. C
CDBG funds may be used for repairs or system replacements necessary to bring a substandard unit into compliance with municipal health, safety and building codes, to correct code violations and meet property maintenance standards, or to eliminate a blighting influence in an existing neighborhood. Eligible repairs include roofing, plumbing, heating, electrical work, stairs, porches, and weatherization.
Income and funding guidelines along wwith a program application are now available on the Zoning Aand Code Enforcment page of the minipal website, www.northbrunswicknj.gov
For further information, contact program manager Andrei Alexeev at x207