Pontiac announces new home repair program: What residents should know

Residents earning under 80% of median income are eligible

Photo courtesy of Pontiac Home repair Program. (Pontiac Home Repair Program)

PONTIAC, Mich. – The city of Pontiac announced the launch of a new home repair program yesterday.

Any Pontiac resident earning less than 80% of the area median income adjusted by family size is eligible for the program.

The program will grant up to $25,000 per household to at least 44 homes during the program’s first phase beginning on June 21. The program is expected to last three phases, and will allocate over $3 million of the $37.7 million the city received from the American Rescue Plan Act to the program.

Eligible home repairs include plumbing, HVAC, roof repair, waterproofing and more.

“The Home Repair Program will provide vital assistance to Pontiac homeowners so that they can afford to make needed repairs to their property,” said Mayor Tim Greimel. This initiative will improve the quality of life for low and middle-income homeowners, while simultaneously reducing blight in our neighborhoods.”

Pontiac City Council President Mike McGuinness said the council wants to help Pontiac homeowners strengthen their homes to restore properties, and reinvest in Pontiac neighborhoods. McGuinness also said the Pontiac City Council voted unanimously for the initiative.

Photo courtesy of Pontiac Home repair Program. (Pontiac Home Repair Program)

Applicants for the program will be accepted from June 21 through Aug. 18, and must submit documentation confirming income, ownership, and occupancy, plus documents confirming that current property taxes and mortgages on the property are all in good standing.

Residents can make an appointment with the Pontiac Home Repair Program today by calling 248-758-3040.

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