CDBG Rehabilitation and Lead Loan Programs

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ATTENTION ALL LICENSED GENERAL CONTRACTORS AND DELEADERS:

The City of Waltham's Housing Rehabilitation Program is actively seeking qualified general contractors and deleaders for various housing rehabilitation projects. To find out more information and to obtain an application, please contact Robert Waters, Housing Supervisor at 781-314-3380 or email rwaters@city.waltham.ma.us

Thank you for your interest in the Waltham Housing Rehabilitation Program, a federally-funded program, that provides funding assistance for housing rehabilitation.  The principal purpose of the Program is to increase the supply of decent, safe and sanitary affordable housing in the City of Waltham. Eligible properties are owner-occupied one to four-family residential structures.

All funding assistance is in the form of a deferred payment loan at zero percent interest due upon sale or transfer of the property.

Examples of eligible work:

Emergency work: Proposed project work is only considered an emergency if not addressing the issue will adversely impact the health and safety of the residents. Some examples of emergencies include lead paint abatement if a child six or under has a documented elevated blood level, no hot running water, blocked plumbing due to deteriorated pipes, and broken or unusable boiler/furnace.

Hazard abatement: Eligible project work includes lead paint and asbestos abatement, mold remediation and radon reduction. Funding assistance up to $15,000 is available for deleading.

Removal of architectural barriers: Eligible project work includes the installation of ramps and stair lifts, interior modifications for persons with physical disabilities such as widening doorways for wheel chair access and making bathrooms accessible (e.g. installation of roll-in showers and ADA compliant sinks and toilets, etc.) and interior modifications for persons with other disabilities.

Structural failure: Proposed project work is considered eligible if not addressing the issue will adversely impact the health and safety of the residents. Examples of eligible work include repairing or replacing deteriorated stairs, entranceways (small porches), hand railings, chimneys and ceilings.

Correction of serious code violations or Housing Quality Standards’ deficiencies: Proposed work is considered eligible if not addressing the issue will adversely impact the health and safety of the residents. Examples of eligible work include repairing/replacing deteriorated, leaking roofs, boiler/furnace replacement, repairing/replacing broken windows and doors that cannot be secured. Depending on the circumstance(s), the correction of some code violations may be considered emergencies.

Increase energy conservation and weatherization measures: Examples of eligible work include insulation, reducing air infiltration through windows and doors, window/door replacement, weather-striping and caulking and replacing inefficient water heaters and

Thank you for your interest in the Waltham Housing Rehabilitation Program.