FAQ Community Development Block Grant

Program Description
​The City of Taylor utilizes grant funds provided by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, to assist homeowners with their home repair needs, eliminate lead-based paint hazards, and address structural defects impacting health and safety of residents. This program is designed for income eligible members of the Taylor community who need immediate assistance with their home.
Required Reading
This link will direct you to the required reading material supplied to our office by the Federal Department of Housing and Development. It is required for all applicants to read this material before proceeding with the program.

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Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What type of repairs can I have done to my home?
A: Quality of life repairs are those that the CDBG program qualifies for. These types of repairs include roofing, plumbing, sewer,
foundation, electrical work, handicap needs, etc.

Q: What types of repairs are not eligible for this program?
A: Cosmetic improvements are strictly prohibited in this program. This includes fencing, flooring, cabinets, and other aesthetic improvements. 

Q: Will I have to pay the loan back?
A: Yes. The rehabilitation loan is a soft second mortgage. This type of loan is designed so that if the signee(s) pass away, or the home ownership is transferred in any way, the lien will become due immediately. The lien must be paid off in full, we are unable to accept payments.

Q: How long does this process take?
A: Depending on the amount of applications received and those within the pipeline, the process could take two to six months. It is not a quick program. An exact timeline cannot be given, but we can assure that each application will be considered. 

Q: Can I use my own contractor for a repair on my home?
A: We will provide the eligible contractor.
Downloadable/Printable Application
If you have additional questions, please call
(734) 552-0064.