Manatee County makes $900,000 available for Housing Rehabilitation and Replacement

Manatee County makes $900,000 available for Housing Rehabilitation and Replacement
Posted on 01/03/2022

MANATEE COUNTY, FL (January 3, 2022) – Starting today, low- and very low-income homeowners in Manatee County can apply for financial help for housing rehabilitation and replacement assistance from the Manatee County Redevelopment and Economic Opportunity (REO) Department.

Through January 28, qualifying Manatee County residents can submit entry forms through the Housing Rehabilitation/Replacement Program. The program provides 0% interest-deferred payment 30-year loans to make code-related repairs to single-family homes or replace dilapidated single-family housing structures. Housing conditions can be corrected and modified to improve the health, safety and welfare for the people who live there.

Program entry forms will be available today on Manatee County’s Rehabilitation/Replacement Program webpage. Those who need help completing and submitting an online entry form can call (941) 749-3029.

The total funding of $904,344.80 is expected to help a dozen local households. The deadline for entry forms is January 28 at 5 p.m. On February 4, REO staff will use a lottery-style drawing to determine which applications to review first. Funding will be awarded to households who meet the eligibility requirements until all funds have been committed.

To be eligible, households must be located in unincorporated Manatee County or City of Palmetto and be within the program standards for very low/low income and property value. Read eligibility requirements online.