Home Improvement and Preservation Program opens Nov. 4

Home Improvement and Preservation Program opens Nov. 4

Homeowners in Dallas can apply to obtain home repairs through the city’s Home Improvement and Preservation Program (HIPP) beginning on Nov. 4.  Administered by the Department of Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization, the HIPP program consists of three key components:

  • Minor home repair grant program
  • Rehabilitation program (low-cost loan)
  • Housing reconstruction program (low-cost loan, by referral only)

 Programs like these help people with low to moderate incomes get the repairs they need to bring their homes up to code, at an affordable cost,” said David Noguera, Director of Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization. “The improved safety and accessibility translates into a better quality of life for the homeowner.”

The application period opens on Monday, November 4 and closes on December 13. However, staff encourages potential applicants to attend one of our orientation meetings below to learn about program requirements and how to apply.  Some locations have morning and evening sessions.

Kidd Springs Recreation Center
711 W Canty St.
Oct. 28 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Beckley-Saner Recreation Center
114 W Hobson Ave.
Oct. 28 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Willie B. Johnson Rec. Ctr.
12225 Willowdell Dr.
Oct. 28 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Thurgood Marshall Recreation Center
5150 Mark Trail Way
Oct. 29 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center
Activity Room B, Admin Bldg.
2922 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Oct. 29 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Anita Martinez Recreation Center
3212 N. Winnetka Ave.
Oct. 30 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Fireside Recreation Center
8601 Fireside Dr.
Oct. 30 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
6 to 8 p.m.
Arlington Park Recreation Center
Large Room
1505 Record Crossing Rd.
Oct. 30 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Churchill Recreation Center
6906 Churchill Way
Oct. 31 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Salvation Army
8341 Elam Rd.
Oct. 31 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Dallas City Hall
1500 Marilla St.,
L1 auditorium
Nov. 1 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Below is a short breakdown of each part of the program.

Minor Home Repair Grant Program

The maximum assistance amount provided under Minor Home Repair Grant Program is $10,000, which includes up to $5,000 provided by the city, and up to $5,000 in matching grant funding provided by the non-profit partner. The program covers roofing repairs (patching only), exterior entry door (repair only), exterior windows (replacement or repair), accessibility repairs and installation and more.

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 loan to the homeowner that won’t exceed the maximum allowable funding level of $40,000. Some of the repairs included are the correction of code violations and elimination of specific conditions detrimental to public health and safety, testing and treatment/removal of lead-based paint/asbestos hazards.

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 the program visit: https://dallascityhall.com/departments/housing-neighborhood-revitalization/Pages/default.aspx

Written by Nichelle Sullivan

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