Healthy Homes Program

City of Worcester Healthy Homes ProgramHealthy Homes Worcester

The Central Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® is proud to partner with the City of Worcester in taking a proactive approach to addressing Health Issues related to Housing. The City has received a $3,700,000 HUD Grant for Lead Paint Remediation & Healthy Homes issues and this money is available to your clients for home improvements.

 

How to Apply

You may download the appropriate  application(s) to the right. Once the application is complete, the original document should be delivered within 48 hours to CMAR or directly to the city of Worcester Healthy Housing office.

 

Office Hours

Jim Brooks, Healthy Homes Program Manager for the City of Worcester's Executive Office of Economic Development- Housing Development Division will be at the CMAR office on the first Tuesday of every month from 10 am - 12 pm to answer questions about the program and to assist with filling out the grant applications.

 

Below are some general guidelines for the program.

Wny should you participate?

  • Be viewed as an agent with Worcester Investment Expertize
  • Provide client access to up to $15,000 in funding per unit
  • Keep your name at the top of clients' minds for real estate needs
  • Provide value-added service

What are the grant funding amounts?

  • Owner Occupied
    100% of costs up to $10,000/ unit in deleading and $5,000 in Healthy Homes
    $800 per unit in Relocation
    $75 Affordable Housing Restriction paid by owner
  • Investor Owned
    90% of costs up to $10,000/ unit in deleading and $5,000 in Healthy Homes
    $800 per unit in Relocation
    $75 Affordable Housing Restriction paid by owner

Are there any restrictions?

  • 5 Year Affordable Housing Restriction
  • Payback is prorated yearly (20% per year)
  • Owner Occupied- Owner must live for 5 years
  • Investor Owned- Rent must be at or below HUD Fair Market Rent (updated annually)

Application Tips for Success

  • Cover Page
  • Original applications – no digital submissions
  • Observe privacy requirements
  • No incomplete submissions
  • Must be submitted within 48 hours of receipt
  • One unit at a time is okay

 

Healthy Homes Program Documents

CMAR Application Receipt

CMAR Referral - Coversheet

CMAR Referral - Overview

Required Documents List for Application

Required Documents List for Application - Tenant

Program Application - Homeowner

Program Application - Investor

Program Application - Tenant

 

City of Worcester Down Payment Assistance
Program Guidelines