Layton City Offers CDBG Emergency Home Repair and Rehab Program

If you or someone you know is in need of emergency home repair or rehabilitation work — but funds are tight — Layton City may be able to help. Layton offers residents its Emergency Home Repair and Rehabilitation CDBG Program; grant money for low-to-moderate income homeowners. For qualified households, funds help immediately correct an emergency condition determined to present an imminent danger to health and safety of the occupants or residential property. Funds are available through the city’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Consolidated Plan/Annual Action Plan.

Eligible Emergency Repair projects may include: leaking roof, broken water heater, furnace replacement, electrical work, burst pipes or a major water leak, blocked drain causing water surge, blocked toilet, broken water service line and more. The emergency repair grant is capped at $3,000. The grant award only requires a 10% match from the applicant (example: if the applicant contributes $100, Layton City would contribute $900).

Eligible Rehabilitation work may include: accessibility modifications, correction of code violations of health and safety concerns (example: electrical, plumbing, leaking water heater, etc.), new energy efficient windows, new siding, stucco or roof, new water and/or sewer lateral. Optional repairs or improvements may include: new landscaping, new attached garage and new driveway. The rehabilitation grant may be awarded up to $5,000. The Rehabilitation grant does require partial repayment if the house is sold within five years. This grant also requires a 10% match from the applicant for total costs incurred.

Both grants do not require payback except for the optional repair Rehabilitation portion mentioned above. Funds are available on a first come, first served basis. To qualify for the program, the applicant’s total gross household income must not exceed limits on the following chart:

To apply, contact Morgan Cloward, Layton City CDBG & Economic Development Specialist, 801-336-3770, mcloward@laytoncity.org; or Shelly Pace, Special Programs Administrator, Davis Community Housing Authority, (801) 939-9198, shelly@daviscommunityhousing.com.

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