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Miramar has funding for low income homeowners get repair, Chinese drywall help

The City of Miramar announces the availability of funding from the Community Development Block Grant – Recovery Act (CDBG-R) to address residential repair needs for low income households throughout the City of Miramar. The City will also utilize reprogrammed CDBG funding, a balance of Disaster Recovery Initiative (DRI) funding, and reprogrammed State Housing Initiative Partnership (SHIP) funding to address residential repair needs throughout the City. The Miramar residential rehabilitation program provides home repair assistance to low income homeowners who are experiencing conditions in and around the home that pose a threat to the health, safety, and welfare of the household occupants.  Correction of code violations is priority. Safety, health, energy efficiency improvements, disaster mitigation, and general minor home repairs are also addressed. Funds will also be available to assist homeowners affected by Chinese Drywall.  Priority is given to the elderly, households with special needs occupants, and emergency cases. This program is being carried out on a citywide basis and households that meet the eligibility requirement are encouraged to apply. The tables below show the funding sources with budgeted amounts, and income guidelines respectively.

Funding Source                                                                                                      Budgeted Amount

Community Development Block Grant – (Recovery Act)            $188,895
Home Repair Assistance

Re-programmed CDBG funding                                                                     $360,000
Home Repair Assistance

Disaster Related Home Repair Assistance                                                  $659,865
Disaster Related Repairs and Disaster Mitigation

Re-programmed SHIP funding Home Repair Assistance                             $250,000

Total          $1,458,760

Maximum Income Limits

Household Size                                                   Low Income
(Number of people residing in home)                 (80% AMI or Less)

1                                                                                  $42,850
2                                                                                 $48,950
3                                                                                 $55,100
4                                                                                $61,200
5                                                                                $66,100
6                                                                                $71,000
7                                                                               $75,900
8                                                                               $80,800

*Program Income Guidelines effective March 19, 2009.Income Guidelines are subject to change.

Applications will be processed on a first qualified, first served basis in the order applications are received.

Applications are being accepted and processed until funding is no longer available. Additional information on the programs may be obtained by visiting (Click on the City of Miramar) or by calling Option 3 – Housing Programs.  Applications can be obtained at the following address:

Community Redevelopment Associates of Florida, Inc.

(Please go to Suite 207 for Housing Application)
The hours of operation are
Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The office is closed for lunch from 12:30-1:30 p.m. daily.

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Posted by Andrea Freygang on Mar 22 2010. Filed under Broward County, Federal Government, Fort Lauderdale, Local news, Miramar, Real Estate. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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