The Town of Morris has been awarded a $400,000 Small Cities Grant from the State of Connecticut, Department of Housing.
The purpose of this grant is to provide funds for low to moderate income homeowners to make needed repairs to their homes. To be eligible, an applicant must meet three requirements: (1) homeowners must have an annual income that does not exceed $46,000 for a single household or $65,700 for a household of four (HUD Income Limits); (2) have 10% equity in the home; and (3) be up to date on municipal taxes.
One of the benefits of this grant is that the money goes out as loans - at 0% interest and is not due and payable until the house changes title. For homeowners who cannot obtain funds through bank loans, this program is a wonderful option that requires no out of pocket costs. The grant also allows the Town to establish a revolving loan fund in perpetuity to provide assistance to additional residents who need home repairs.
Please fill out the attached Housing Rehabilitation Program Application and return to the First Selectman's office, attention Laurel Gillotti by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Town of Morris, First Selectman's Office, 3 East Street, Morris, CT 06763. There are additional copies of the application at the Town Hall if you don't have access to a printer.
If you have any questions, please contact me at 860-567-7430.