City Home Improvement Grants
Home improvement grants are available to owners of homes with a 2021 assessed value of $350,000 or less and that are at least 30 years old. No income limits apply.
- Previously completed projects are not eligible.
- All work must be completed after a grant agreement has been executed by the homeowner and the City.
Front Door Program
Receive a grant of up to $5,000 to improve the curb appeal of your home. Funds are limited.
Projects must include at least one beautification project and a beautification project cost of at least $1,000. Project must achieve a minimum grant amount of $1,000.
Beautification projects-reimbursed at 25 percent of cost
- Front door, storm door, and/or garage door
- Sidelight windows by front door
- Columns at front door
- Covered front porch
- Brick, stone, or shakes
- Alter roofline on front side of house
- Permanent landscaping
- Window boxes and shutters
- Screening of utility boxes and/or garbage cans
- Maintenance free decorative fence (wrought iron, composite, other similar materials)
Basic projects-reimbursed at 15 percent of cost
- Soffit or fascia
- Chimney repair, tuck pointing, repointing
- Deck or porch – front yard or side yard visible from front of house (repair or replace)
- Retaining wall (repair or replace)
- Driveway, sidewalk (repair or replace)
Major Remodeling Grant
Receive a grant of up to $7,500 to complete major remodeling projects in your home, such as finishing a basement, adding a bathroom, or gutting a kitchen. To receive the maximum reimbursement projects must also include exterior upgrades such as a new front door, adding brick to the front of the home, or new landscaping. Projects must have a total cost of at least $35,000.
Eligible major remodeling projects:
- Building an addition
- Building a sunroom
- Finishing an unfinished space
- Constructing a covered front porch
- Converting a garage into livable space (minimum garage space required by code must remain)
- Major kitchen, bathroom or basement remodel
- Adding a bathroom
- Reconfiguring living space (moving walls)
The reimbursement rate is determined by the number of exterior upgrade projects:
- Altering the roofline
- Constructing columns at the front door
- Building a covered front porch
- Enhancing the front of the house with brick, stone, or shake
- Upgrading the front door and/or garage door if it faces the street
- Major landscaping (minimum cost of $2,000)