This program is open to all income eligible, single family, owner-occupied residents of Jefferson Township, Butler County.

Examples of possible eligible improvements include:

Roofs
Windows
Electric
Heating
Plumbing
Obvious Structural Defects

Funding is limited, and not all eligible residents are guaranteed that there will be enough funds for all eligible requests.

ASSESSMENT

Once contacted, the Authority's program coordinator will assist you in preparing the following:

1. An eligibility screening whereby you will be asked to provide verification of your total family income, a copy of your deed or title, and a copy of your Federal Income Tax Return

2. House inspection to list the deficiencies to be corrected and desired property improvements.

3. A work write-up to assist contractors in preparing bids as well as an in house cost estimate of work to be performed.

4. Bids would be solicited and awarded from a list of approved contractors.

5. A contract which provides for a grant of up to $10,000 to bring your home in compliance with Housing Quality Standards and Local Code Requirements.

6. A separate and/or an additional grant of up to $2,500 is available to assist persons with disabilities in the modifications necessary for accessibility.

COST FINANCE

§ If the cost of the improvements exceeds the grant amount of $10,000 and/or $2,500 for accessibility, the homeowner is responsible for the excess. Housing Quality Standards must be met.

§ If the homeowner cannot pay for the difference, then they cannot participate in the program.

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The homeowner is responsible for obtaining financing for any excess amounts above $10,000.
 
§ Possible financing is available through a co-sponsor program with NexTier Bank.

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Bids must be received from several contractors. The contractor will be selected on the basis of insurability, price, and other similar factors.


BENEFITS

The benefits of a neighborhood rehabilitation program are numerous:

 
The Grant does not have to be paid back, it is not claimed on your income tax and no lien is placed on your home.

The owner will experience pride and security in knowing their home is in sound condition.

The neighborhood will become more attractive.

Your home's resale value will be increased.

Existing affordable housing is preserved
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Communities need renovation to continue their growth - Consider renovating your home today !

INCOME LIMITS*

Eligibility for the Rehabilitation Program depends on your families total income being lower than the following income scale*:



 


 


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Please note: Income limits are subject to change based on program guidelines

Sponsored by:

Jefferson Township Supervisors
Lois J. Rankin Chairperson
Rodger Davis Vice Chair
Russell Kiley Supervisor

Administered by:

Redevelopment Authority of the County of Butler
114 Woody Drive Butler PA 16001

Funded by:

County of Butler
PA. Department of Community and Economic Development
Department of Housing and Urban Development

For more information or to obtain an application please contact:

Redevelopment Authority of the County of Butler
114 Woody Drive Butler PA 16001
724 287-6797 or 1-800-433-6327

                                                TDD# 1-800-545-1833 Ext. 772

Jefferson Township Owner Occupied Rehab

1 person $36,350
2 persons $41,500
3 persons $46,750
4 persons $51,900
5 persons $56,100
6 persons $60,250
7 persons $64,400
8+ persons $68,550