Housing Rehabilitation/Reconstruction

The City of Texas City, Texas, acting by and through the Community Development Department shall provide housing rehabilitation and/or repair assistance through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, as approved by the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), to income eligible applicants residing within the City limits.  

The Home Owner-Occupied Housing Rehabilitation Program (Housing Rehabilitation Program) is designed to preserve existing housing and enhance the quality of the neighborhood by providing decent, safe and sanitary housing for extremely low, very-low and low-income owner-occupied homeowners. Mobile homes qualify for limited assistance under this program. (Note: For the purposes of this policy, the definition of “mobile homes” means homes with permanent axles attached to facilitate their potential relocation. Mobile homes do not include “modular” or factory-built homes that are re-assembled on site and are intended to remain at that re-assembly location permanently.)

Purpose

Rehabilitation is more complex to stage and manage than new construction because the project does not begin with a blank slate. The construction must coordinate with and respond to preexisting conditions, past modifications and mistakes, and the desires, concerns, safety, and (often) occupancy of owners and residents. The complexity of the rehabilitation process is further compounded by the interaction of numerous people involved in its execution. 

The Housing Rehabilitation Program provides a mechanism for eligible homeowners to bring their eligible house into compliance with local codes and provide safe, decent housing for lower income individuals. The program has three major components:

  • Major Rehabilitation 
  • Minor Rehabilitation & Repairs 
  • Emergency Repair 

The Housing Rehabilitation Program is designed to bring the eligible homeowner’s dwelling into compliance with applicable, locally-adopted housing rehabilitation standards to reduce ongoing and future maintenance costs, promote energy efficiency, and to preserve decent affordable owner-occupied housing.  This program is not intended to be used for homeowners who intend to sell their property upon completion of the project. 

Program funds are issued to contractors that perform specified repairs to the dwellings of eligible homeowners. The Housing Rehabilitation Program eligibility criteria restrict assistance to qualified households and eligible dwelling units.

Goals of the Housing Rehabilitation Program

  • Eliminate health and safety hazards in homes 
  • Benefit low- to moderate-income residents 
  • Improve neighborhoods and encourage long-term stability 
  • Address energy efficiency issues 

Program Funding

 

The City’s Housing Rehabilitation Program is a federally funded program financed with federal funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Treasury, and administered through the City of Texas City Community Development Department utilizing Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and American Rescue Plan funds that are used on projects for the rehabilitation of homeowner-occupied homes. 

The funding for each fiscal year varies and is determined by the Texas City Commission.  The limits and availability of the Program depend on the amount of funds allocated to the City.

Contractors

If you are a Contractor interested in bidding on jobs with the City of Texas City Housing Rehabilitation/Reconstruction Program, please click below to register.  https://portal.neighborlysoftware.com/TEXASCITYTX/Contractor

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