- Community Development Block Grants (CDBG): Block grant annually funds infrastructure, economic development, public services/education, and housing rehabilitation.
- Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG): Homelessness assistance through shelters and other homelessness prevention organizations.
- Home Investment Partnerships (HOME): Creates affordable housing through funding a wide range of activities including building, buying, and/or rehabilitating affordable housing for rent or home ownership or providing direct rental assistance to low-income people.
- Home Repair Loans: Rehabilitation is work that is done to improve the condition of your home. It can fix problems with your house like a leaking roof, failing porches, and peeling lead-based paint. The City of Racine Department of City Development offers homeowners home improvement loans at low interest rates and flexible terms to address housing maintenance issues.
The City of Racine Housing Repair Program provides project loans from $3,000-$50,000 per property for home rehabilitation (repair work) that meets City and State codes and home rehabilitation standards. Fixed interest rates range from 1% to 3% for a term of up to 20 years. (2019)
- Fair Housing: The City of Racine is committed to affirmatively furthering fair housing and complying with state and federal fair housing laws.
The prohibitions specifically cover discrimination because of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, lawful source of income, status as a victim of domestic abuse, sexual abuse, or stalking, sexual orientation, marital status, age, ancestry and the presence of children.
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