Roof Repair Program
The city is a participant of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program administered through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The City uses this grant to provide assistance for low- and moderate-income residents through services emphasizing decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expanded economic opportunity.
The Roof Repair Program (RRP) provides roofing services to residential homes in significant need of service. The program does not cover extensive repairs. This opportunity is available for income-eligible individuals and households residing in the City of Rome. The City of Rome staff determines if the household and property are eligible based on the application, other supporting documentation, and inspections.
Additional requirements not stated in these Guidelines may apply and thus, these Guidelines may be amended from time to time by the City of Rome to reflect these changes.
Based on available funding, the City of Rome provides eligible homeowners a one-time grant, up to $10,000 within a five-year period. For homeowners to be eligible, they must meet the following requirements:
- Reside within the city limits of Rome, Georgia.
- Be at or below 80% of the area median income (HUD’s definition of low income based on verified gross household income and household size -see income chart below).
- Own and occupy the property as primary residence. Must show proof that the applicant currently resides in the property by providing a utility bill in the applicant’s name.
- Be current on property taxes.
- Be current on mortgage payments or have paid off mortgage.
- Certify that the property is not being offered for sale and is the primary residence.
- Have homeowner’s insurance and/or flood insurance (should flood insurance be required).
- Have owned and resided in the property proposed for rehabilitation for at least 12 months prior to assistance under this program.
Maximum Income Limit by Household Size
“Low/Mod-Household Income” shall mean all the persons occupying the housing unit whose total income does not exceed 80% of the area median income, adjusted for household size, as established by HUD.
Program staff will review complete applications on a first come, first served basis. Staff determines if the household and property are eligible based on the application, other supporting documentation, and inspections. If the applicant does not satisfy the program requirements, staff will send a notice of ineligibility which documents the reasons for the decision. If the applicant is eligible, staff shall arrange for an inspection of the property to determine the eligibility of the scope of work for the property. If a property does not qualify for assistance based on the inspection the homeowner will be notified.
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