- Community Development (Building, Zoning, Planning)
- Bristol Home Repair Program
Bristol Home Repair Program
PLEASE NOTE: The Town of Bristol Home Repair program will be accepting applications beginning February 5, 2018. Please contact Chris Vitale at 401-253-7000 ext. 129 with any questions.
Bristol Home Repair ProgramThe Town of Bristol manages a Home Repair Program for low-moderate income residents through Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. The funds for eligible projects are provided as grants, with a 5, 10, or 15-year property lien, depending on the project amount, stating the home may not be sold within that time period. If the home is sold within that time period, a percentage of the grant must be paid back to the Town, based on the number of years since the project was completed.
Many home repair projects are eligible for the program, including electrical upgrades, roof repair and replacement, window replacement, handicap accessibility projects, and more. The CDBG Program Manager will determine if a project is eligible for the CDBG Home Repair Program.
Income eligibility is determined by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on an annual basis. Current HUD income limits are listed below based on household size. In order to qualify for the Home Repair Program, the homeowner must provide household income information documenting all sources of income.
To apply to the Bristol Home Repair Program, download a Home Repair Application and Program Guide. Completed applications and required documentation should be returned to the Department of Community Development, located at 9 Court Street, Bristol, RI 02809. Once an application is submitted, the Home Repair Program Manager will determine eligibility for the program based on the information received.
Once eligibility has been determined, the CDBG Program Manager will schedule an inspection with the CDBG Home Inspector and you, the homeowner. The Inspector will provide project specifications to the Program Manager, who will then send the specifications to contractors on the Preferred Contractor list for bids. Under Town regulations, the lowest bid will be chosen to complete the work.
To learn more about the Town of Bristol's Home Repair Program process, please contact Chris Vitale at email@example.com.
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Micro-Enterprise Grant Program
The Town also manages a Micro-Enterprise Grant Program for qualifying business owners with 5 or fewer employees. The Program Guidelines and application forms are available online here or in hard copy at the Department of Community Development Office. Business owners must meet the above household income limits. Grants may be made to eligible businesses for the purposes of capital improvements, inventory, signage, and other proposals deemed appropriate by the review committee and that is allowed by HUD regulations.