Brothers Redevelopment – Minor Home Repair Program
The City of Westminster is providing federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for a minor home repair program which is intended to assist owner-occupied, low-income households in making repairs deemed essential to preserving health, safety and welfare. Up to $5,000 in eligible minor home repairs can be made free of charge to income qualified households located within Westminster city limits.
The city has partnered with the long-established housing nonprofit, Brothers Redevelopment, to coordinate the wide variety of repairs that have been approved under the program, including minor plumbing and electrical repairs, and hot water heater and furnace replacement. Brothers Redevelopment will also oversee improvements designed to ease mobility for disabled and elderly homeowners, including the construction of wheelchair ramps, the installation of shower grab bars, stair rails and many more accessibility-related refurbishments.
Program applications are available from the Department of Community Development at Westminster City Hall, located at 4800 W. 92 Ave. or from Brothers Redevelopment (BRI), located at 2250 Eaton St. in Denver (Edgewater). The program guidelines and application packet may also be downloaded:
• Application Form
• Verification of Lawful Presence
Westminster homeowners wanting more information or to learn if they can qualify for the program can contact Rhonda Hill with BRI at 303-202-6340 or Boni Leuenberger with Westminster at 303-658-2102. More information is available on the Brother's Redevelopment website.
Rebuilding Together programs
Low-income seniors and disabled individuals over 55 in need of home repairs or energy savings to their owner-occupied home may be eligible for free programs from Rebuilding Together Metro Denver.
The three programs for eligible homeowners are Rebuilding Day, A Home for All Seasons and Emergency Repair Services.
For more information, visit the Rebuilding Denver website or call 720-524-9205.
Home Rehabilitation assistance
The City of Westminster, using funding provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), partners with the Adams County Office of Community Development to provide low-interest loans for qualified very-low and low-income homeowners in both the Adams County and Jefferson County portions of the city. These loans are used to address repair issues and replace major housing systems that are in danger of failure or that could lead to a major health, safety or sanitary situation or concern.
To qualify, you must be the owner of a single-family residence and living in your home. The applicant must have $15,000 in equity and the home's appraised value cannot exceed $239,849 before the rehabilitation. Several types of loans are available based on the homeowner's family size, income and ability to pay, including deferred loans and interest rates varying from 0% to 3%.
The annual gross income of the family must not exceed the following amounts (2013 Income Limits):
Household Size 80% of Area Median Income
*Individual income for each household member will be based on the adjusted gross income as defined for purposes of reporting under the IRS Form 1040.
Call 720-523-6200 for more information.