Home Improvement and Preservation Program applications now available
Homeowners in Dallas may pick up applications for the city’s Home Improvement Improvement and Preservation Program (HIPP) beginning on Oct. 6. Administered by the Department of Housing & Neighborhood Revitalization, the 2020 HIPP consists of two programs:
- Major Rehabilitation program (low-cost, forgivable loan)
- Housing reconstruction program (low-cost loan, by referral only)
Paper applications will be issued at the following locations from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. via curbside service on Tuesday, Oct 6 through Thursday, Oct 15.:
Polk Wisdom Branch Library
7151 Library Ln, Dallas, TX 75232
Pleasant Grove Branch Library
7310 Lake June Rd, Dallas, TX 75217
Martin Luther King Jr. Branch Library
2922 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Dallas, TX 75215
Audelia Road Branch Library
10045 Audelia Road, Dallas, TX 75238
Applications may also be downloaded at dallascityhall.com/hipp. Completed applications and supporting information will only be accepted at these four same libraries from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17
We invite potential applicants to attend our virtual meetings below to learn about program requirements.
Virtual Question and Answer Session – 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 7. (Hosted by the Dallas Public Library)
Log in at https://bit.ly/30BY1YP
- Meeting ID: 881 5638 8395
- Passcode: question
Virtual Open House – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Oct. 8
Housing staff will present about HIPP at the top of every hour and answer questions afterward. Presentations will be given in Spanish at 9 a.m., 12 p.m., 3 p.m., and 6 p.m.
Log in at https://bit.ly/3d4bm1g
- Meeting number: 146 035 8488
- Password: HIPP
Below is a short breakdown of each part of the program.
Major Rehabilitation Program
The level of assistance for the Rehabilitation Program is limited to the amount required to address the rehabilitation work scope as defined by the city. This involves a low-cost, forgivable loan to the homeowner that won’t exceed the maximum allowable funding level of $50,000.
Housing Reconstruction Program
Housing Reconstruction Program assistance is provided in the form of a loan. The homeowner must certify annually the home is not for sale and is their primary residence until the loan is repaid to the city in full. The applicant must also correct all code violations that exist on the property. This program is by referral only by city staff.
For more information about other Department of Housing & Neighborhood Revitalization Programs please visit: dallashousingpolicy.com