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Open enrollment is from September 1 to September 29, 2023.
Step One: Visit the city’s webpage to fill out the application or pick up an application at the Community Development Department, Room 202. Submit the application to the city for weatherization or rehabilitation work to be performed on your home. You must provide proof of ownership and occupancy and be within the income limits listed above. Your property taxes must be current and not in foreclosure. You will need to provide proof of homeowner’s insurance and your home must be structurally sound and able to pass a basic inspection for habitability and safety.
SEE: examples of Weatherization activities vs. Rehabilitation activities
Step Two: All applications will be reviewed and selected applicants will be placed on a waitlist during the enrollment period. Qualified applicants will be processed in the order in which they were received beginning on October 2, 2023. City staff will reach out as applications are being processed to acquire proof of income and other required verifications if needed. The city processes applicants in small batches based on the amount of available funds.
The work to be performed on your home will be using Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) government funds. The city’s CDBG program allocates funds each year for these projects depending on the annual grant award received each year. As such, the amount of funds available each year will vary and may also have a cap. The city works with several partners in the community who will be your contacts.
Step Three: Partner Contact
No. All costs are included in the final determined amount of the repairs, administrative costs, and inspection costs. Homes built prior to 1978 have the possibility of lead-based paint which requires additional costs for testing and removal of the paint.
You should direct this question to the Josephine County Assessor’s office.
The time varies depending on the type of repairs and how extensive. Generally, the contractor(s) is (are) given at least 60 days to complete the project unless otherwise stated in the contract documents.