Demolition Assistance Grant: assist with clearing residential blight while encouraging in-fill lot development or donation to a city Land Bank. Up to $2,500 per property that qualifies. Funding is available for five projects in 2021.

Empty Nester Grant: Incentive to assist homeowners in the county that wish to move over to a more manageable-sized rental within the county. This will increase available housing stock while maximizing the efficiency of senior and Section 42 and Section 8 housing that is currently vacant. Up to $5,000 per qualified individual to cover cost incurred from moving and selling property. Funding is available for two projects in 2021.

Paint The County Grant: preserving existing housing stock through county beautification. These programs fill important gaps where the Neighborhood Revitalization Program for the county can supplement new construction or rehabilitation. Up to $500 per project to cover paint and materials purchased locally. Funding is available for ten projects in 2021.

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