Home Repair/ Home Improvement /Accessibility/ Weatherization Grants
Home improvement grants and assistance programs are available to single dwellings, multi-family dwellings, as well as mobile and manufactured homes. Assistance may include aid from state agencies, units of local government, Native American tribes, and nonprofit organizations; and may include home repair grants, payment to service providers, free or reduced labor, materials or supplies, rebates, tax credits, and low interest, no interest, deferred, or forgivable loans. See the example below of up to a $7,500 grant available for home improvements, just one of the 1000’s of programs GrantVine has available in its database!
Although there are home improvement programs available to a wide range of individuals, priority is often given to households with disabled or elderly members or children, very low income households, and often veterans. Home improvement grants and assistance may also depend on your states’ allocated funds and resources, your geographical location and additional demographic requirements. Even if you are renting your home or you are a landlord, there are still home repair grants and assistance programs that you may be able to take advantage of.
Common types of home repairs/improvements you may be able to gain grants and assistance with are:
Minor to major repairs: plumbing, electrical work, flooring, roofing and air conditioning.
Health and Safety: removal of code violations, mold and mildew, asbestos and lead paint.
Accessibility: modifications to make life easier and prevent institutionalization; wheelchair ramps, handrails and bars, taller toilets, walk-in showers, lowering kitchen cabinets, and installation of wider doors.
Energy Efficient Improvements: weatherization modifications including weather stripping, water heater blankets, low-flow faucets, repairs or replacement of heating and cooling systems, replacing appliances, door and window repairs, and attic insulation.
Cosmetic Improvements: painting, landscaping, tree removal or trimming, and chore services.Locating home repair grants and assistance on your own can be very time consuming; you may wish to simplify your search by utilizing the GrantVine online assistance Grant database containing over 8,000 grants and additional resources, including home improvement grants, college scholarship and grants, business grants and assistance programs, to help you complete your dream. Start your search today to see how you can fund your home improvements!