HOUSING REHABILITATION GRANT PROGRAMS

Thank you for your interest in Snow Belt’s Housing Rehabilitation Grant Programs. The following information will familiarize you with many of our programs. This is meant to be an overview, not a definitive presentation of the Program’s policies. There is a five (5) or in some instances a ten (10) year affordability/residency period requiring the applicant to live in the home for that duration following completion of the work.

Assistance may be available to Lewis County residents with household income at or below 50% of County Median Income. The purpose of these programs is to correct substandard housing conditions and to improve the health, safety and energy efficiency of the home. Grant money is not intended to be used for improvements that only make the house look nicer or make it more convenient. Income-eligible homeowners may receive grants that cover the cost of repairs. The grant amount is based on the total cost of repairs. Generally 100% of the cost of repairs can be covered by grant funds by combining several sources. Applicants with the greatest need and the lowest income will be served first. If the cost of the repairs exceeds the amount of the grant funds available, you may be able to borrow additional funds from a municipal Revolving Loan Fund.

Assistance may be available to Lewis County residents with household income at or below 80% of County Median Income. The purpose of these programs is to correct substandard housing conditions and to improve the health, safety and energy efficiency of the home. Grant money is not intended to be used for improvements that only make the house look nicer or make it more convenient. Income-eligible homeowners may receive grants that cover the cost of repairs. The grant amount is based on the total cost of repairs. One hundred percent of the cost of repairs may be covered by grant funds by combining different sources.

Average assistance up to $9,000 is available to Lewis County residents with household income at or below 90% of County Median Income. As with the above-mentioned programs, the purpose of this program is to correct substandard housing conditions and to improve the health, safety and energy efficiency of the home. The grant amount is based on the total cost of repairs but may not exceed $9,000 or 60% of the total cost of repairs, whichever is greater.

Rural Preservation Company
Snow Belt Housing receives a grant every year that allows us to be a rural preservation company. We are committed to maintaining the beauty of Lewis County and making sure that everyone has a safe home to live in. For more information, click here.