icon twitter

Genesee County Home Improvement Program


What is the Genesee County Home Improvement Program?

The Genesee County Home Improvement Program was created to provide property owners with a Deferred Payment Loan (DPL) to make needed improvements to their homes. These improvements are based on HUD Section 8 Minimum Housing Quality Standards (HQS).

Minimum standards assure that federal dollars are not spent on inadequate housing (i.e., not decent, safe and sanitary).
- Provide protection to tenants.
- Prevent assistance being provided for substandard units.
- Upgrade housing stock available to low income families.

Who is Eligible?
To qualify for a Home Improvement Loan, you must be the owner-occupier of the property to be improved, and the total household income must be within 80% of the Genesee County Median Income.  Homes must be in Genesee County's Community Development Block Grant participating communities, excluding the City of Flint.

What Kind of Loan is Available?

The type of loan is a Deferred Payment Loan (DPL), which requires no interest or principal payments. The total DPL is limited to correcting Section 8 HQS related items only.

There are four levels of a DPL loan: the first type of Deferred Payment Loan is available to persons making what HUD has defined as an Extremely Low Income. The terms of this DPL require a 25% repayment of the loan when the property is sold or transferred, or the use changes from owner occupied to rental or commercial.

The second type of Deferred Payment Loan is available to persons making what HUD has defined as a Very Low Income. The terms of this DPL require a 50% repayment of the loan when the property is sold or transferred, or the use changes from owner occupied to rental or commercial.

The third type of Deferred Payment Loan is available to persons making what HUD has defined as a Low Income. The terms of this DPL require a 75% repayment of the loan when the property is sold or transferred. The loan amount is secured by a lien recorded against the property.

The fourth, and final type, of Deferred Payment Loan is available to persons making what HUD has defined as a Moderate Income. The terms of this DPL require a 100% repayment of the loan when the property is sold or transferred. The loan amount is secured by a lien recorded against the property.

For more information please contact the Genesee County Community Development Program at (810) 257-3010. Click here to view our HIP brochure!

If interested in finding out more information, please fill out the Initial Inquiry Form and email it to gcmpc@co.genesee.mi.us or fax it to (810) 257-3185.

 

An Equal Opportunity Organization

Equal Housing Opportunity

Please send questions or comments concerning GCMPC programs to
gcmpc@co.genesee.mi.us

Please send technical questions concerning the website to
gcmpc-webteam@co.genesee.mi.us