Lane County secures grant funds to support housing rehabilitation in Oakridge and Westfir areas

Lane County secures grant funds to support housing rehabilitation in Oakridge and Westfir areas
Posted on 12/14/2023

Lane County has received $500,000 in federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding to invest in the Regional Housing Rehabilitation Program. The funding is expected to become available in spring of 2024. 

 

The Regional Housing Rehabilitation Program, which was created in 2001, is administered by St. Vincent de Paul of Lane County. It provides secured loans to low- and moderate-income homeowners to fix health, safety or structural deficiencies, as well as accessibility modifications, to help homeowners remain in their homes. Loan payments are deferred and only due upon sale or transfer of the property. 

 

“An important part of preventing homelessness in our communities is helping people stay in their homes safely,” said Lane County Administrator Steve Mokrohisky. “This program will make it possible for vulnerable residents, including the elderly and alter-abled, to maintain their home ownership, especially in our small cities and rural areas. We are incredibly fortunate to have St. Vincent de Paul here locally to help put this funding to good use.” 

 

The CDBG grant will be able to help up to 19 homeowners in the Oakridge or Westfir area, including manufactured homes.

 

Eligible applicants must:

  • be located within the Oakridge and Westfir areas.
  • occupy and own the home to be rehabilitated.
  • have household income at or below 80 percent of the federal median income.

 

Residents can determine their eligibility and learn more by visiting the St. Vincent de Paul of Lane County website

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