The Housing Rehabilitation Program assists qualifying very low, low, and moderate-income homeowners in target areas to rehabilitate their home with a combination payback and forgivable loan. Temporary Relocation Services are provided under the City of Lubbock’s Optional Relocation Policy during the rehabilitation.
Purpose of the Program
To bring homes located in the City of Lubbock into compliance with the minimum housing code. This includes:
Heating ● Plumbing ● Electrical Systems
Other repairs which can be done include interior and exterior painting, roof replacement, installation of storm windows, storm doors, insulation. (bedroom or bathroom additions may be approved under limited conditions).
On houses built prior to 1978, Lead Base Paint regulations may come into play. In these cases, additional expenses may be incurred to cover lead abatement, or if the cost of alleviating lead is too costly, the case may be ineligible for assistance.
1. Home must be located in a targeted area.
2. Homeowner & resident of single-family home within Lubbock City limits.
3. Be at or below 80% of Median Income for family size.
4. Provide recorded Warranty Deed.
5. No delinquent government debt or judgments on credit history or title search.
6. Property taxes must be current.
7. Stable Income and ability to pay debts.
8. Meet debt-to-income/housing expense-to-income ratios.
9. Property hazard insurance required at closing of loan.
10. Other qualifications as required.
2014-2018 Target Areas
Mahon Target Area
North - Cornell
West - Baylor
East - N Ave Q
South - Auburn
Parkway Cherry Point Map
North - E Erskine
Northwest - E Municipal Dr.
South - Parkway Dr.
Dunbar - Manhattan
North - E 24th St./Mahattan Dr.
West - Martin Luther King Blvd.
South - E 37th St.
East - Canyon Lake Dr.
Applicants must be at or below the following: Federal Income Guidelines
|Family Size ||80% of Median Income |
for Lubbock County
|1 ||$31,450 |
|2 ||$35,950 |
|3 ||$40,450 |
|4 ||$44,900 |
|5 ||$48,500 |
|6 ||$52,100 |
|7 ||$55,700 |
|8 ||$59,300 |
What Home Improvement Loans Are Available? Below Market Rate Loan (BMRL): This is a 3% loan with a monthly payment. Terms up to 30 years are available. The maximum loan is $52,500.00.
No Interest Deferred Payment Loan (NIDP): This is a forgivable loan over a flexible term. Recipients of this loan must own and occupy the property during the term of the loan. Maximum loan is $52,500.00.
Very, very low-income applicants may qualify for a straight NIDP Loan. Other applicants will qualify for a combination of both loans. The higher the applicant’s income, the more the BMRL loan.