Would you like up to $5,000 for home repairs with no obligation to repay?
This time it really isn't too good to be true.
The Concord Housing Development Corporation is accepting applications for their Small Grant Program, designed to provide assistance to Concord residents to make repairs and alterations to their homes for safety and health reasons.
Use the money for the following and more:
Bathroom Grab Bars
Broken or Clogged Gutters or Downspouts
Interior Painting or Wallpapering
Replacement Cement Work or Masonry Repair
The process is designed to be simple and quick. To be eligible:
The property must be in Concord, and must be your primary residence.
You must plan to stay in Concord for the next 12 months.
Your income can't be higher than the median income in this area.
Your home's assessed value must be lower than the median assessed value.
You must let the Concord Housing Development Corporation know before you list your house for sale.
Applications will be evaluated and prioritized based on health and safety considerations, and financial need of the applicant. Grants are awarded twice a year, with applications due at the end of January and June.
Contact Lara Plaskon, Program Administrator, at 978-287-1092 for more information.
You can download the application (PDF) or pick up a copy in the Planning Office at 141 Keyes Road, Concord, MA 01742.