Housing Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Programs
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) & HOME Investment Partnership Programs
ATTENTION: Currently, the CDBG and HOME Housing Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Programs is oversubscribed and the City is NOT accepting Request for assistance. Unfortunately, the need for assistance outweighs the amount of funding available. Although hundreds of residents have requested and are awaiting assistance, each year only a small number of them will actually receive assistance due to the limited resources available.
How the Program Works
The Grants and Housing Department receives prospective applicants by walk-ins, telephone, and referrals from health care agencies. The department is responsible for:
Certification and selection of repair contractors
Coordinating with other home repair and social service providers
Documentation of applicant eligibility
Initial assessment of housing condition
Inspection of housing units
Monitoring construction work
Preparation of general work specifications
The program is implemented in conjunction with other community and social service programs, which may provide additional home repair funds.
The applicant must be the owner occupant of the residence within the City limits of Galveston
The applicant must be at least 62 years of age or long-term disabled and prove disability statement to verify.
The applicant must not have received prior assistance from the City under any program for at least 10 years prior to applying for assistance.
Home Improvement Loan Program
Low and moderate income homeowners that reside in the City of Galveston's low-moderate income areas as defined by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and wish to renovate their homes, may be eligible for a home improvement loan through the Grants and Housing Department.
Available assistance includes deferred payment loans (DPL) for single-family housing rehabilitation. Multifamily rehabilitation assistance is not available.
For more information, contact the Grants and Housing Department at 409-797-3820.
To access the Housing Rehabilitation Program application, please visit the online forms page.
Fair Markets Rents
The Grants and Housing Department uses the fair market rents (FMR) established by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to determine allowable rents. The rents may be adjusted based upon income levels or utility expenses, when applicable.