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Single Family Residential Rehabilitation Program (SFRRP)

Rehabilitated House - Before and After

About SFRRP

The purpose of the Department of Housing and Community Development’s (DHCD) Single Family Residential Rehabilitation Program (SFRRP) is to help households finance home repairs that will:

  • Address building code violations
  • Repair roofs
  • Remove threats to health and safety, including lead-based paint hazards
  • Remove barriers to accessibility for persons with mobility or other physical impairments

SFRRP Programs

The Single Family Residential Rehabilitation Program (SFRRP) provides loans and grants with a possible maximum usage of up to $75,000 for home repairs. The funds assist households finance home repairs that will address DC building code violations, threats to health and safety, and roof repairs or replacement.

Roof Repair Program

This Program is part of the SFRRP and provides grant of up to $15,000 to replace the roof. This grant pays for exterior roofing and gutter work only.

Handicapped Accessibility Improvement Program (HAIP)

This Program provides a grant of up to $30,000 for improvements needed to remove physical barriers within a home for persons with mobility or other physical impairments.

Additional Benefit for Seniors

Households where the head of household is 62 years or older may have the first $10,000 of their loan, provided as a permanently deferred loan. Deferral of additional amounts will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Lead Water Service Line Replacement Program

DHCD may provide up to $5,000 in grant funding to eligible homeowners to replace the privately-owned portion of the lead water service line. This funding is only available in cases where WASA is replacing the publicly-owned portion of the lead water service line.

Note: Loans and Grants under these Programs may be combined but cannot exceed the overall program maximum of $75,000. All Programs are subject to homeowner eligibility which is based upon the homeowner’s income

Assistance

Under the SFRRP Program, DHCD provides funding of loans and grants, not to exceed a total of $75,000, to the household. The program provides financing through low or 0% amortized loans, for up to 20 years and deferred loans (not payable until the home is sold, transferred or refinanced).

Under the SFRRP umbrella, homeowners can use the funding for two of the following grant programs:

  • A Roof Repair grant of up to $15,000 to replace the roof. This grant pays for exterior roofing and gutter work only.
  • The “Handicapped Accessibility Improvement Program” (HAIP), provides a grant of up to $30,000 for improvements needed to remove physical barriers within a home for persons with mobility or other physical impairments. In addition, households where the head of household is 62 years or older may have the first $10,000 of assistance provided as a permanently deferred loan. Deferral of additional amounts will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Eligibility

Eligible applicants must:

  • Own and live in their homes as their primary residence for at least 3 years
  • Be current on all District and federal taxes
  • Be unable to obtain private financing for the needed repairs
  • Have an acceptable credit report
  • Have current homeowners insurance
  • Have household incomes that are no greater than the levels shown below

 

Current Income Limits (as of January 9, 2013)
     
Household Size
     
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Maximum Household Size
$46,750 $53,400 $60,100 $66,750 $72,100 $77,450 $82,800 $88,150

Program Process

The household identifies its own licensed and certified contractors to carry out the work, subject to DHCD development of an initial scope of work and approval of the contractor’s bid. All funding of contracts are between the household and DHCD; all rehabilitation, lead abatement, roof replacement and handicapped accessibility contracts are between the household and the contractor. All assisted homes must undergo rehabilitation work that will control or abate lead-based paint hazards. Financing to address these hazards is provided as a five-year forgivable grant.

Where to Apply

To apply for assistance, please contact one of the following organizations:

Housing Counseling Services
2410 17th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 667-7006

Latino Economic Development Corporation
2316 18th Street NW.
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 588-5102

Lydia’s House
3939 South Capitol Street, S.W.
Washington, DC 20032
(202) 373-1050

University Legal Services
1800 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave., SE, 1st Floor
Washington, DC 20020
(202) 889-2196

University Legal Services
220 I Street, NE, Suite 130
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 547-4747

ULS at Marshall Heights
3939 Benning Road, NE
Washington, DC 20019
202-650-5631

Contact TTY: 
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