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Pinellas County increases home repair assistance to $75,000 with forgivable loans for low-income homeowners

Pinellas County increases home repair assistance to ,000 with forgivable loans for low-income homeowners

Construction worker (File)Pinellas County increases home repair assistance to ,000 with forgivable loans for low-income homeowners


Construction worker (File)Pinellas County increases home repair assistance to ,000 with forgivable loans for low-income homeowners
Construction worker (File)

PINELLAS COUNTY, Florida – Pinellas County is significantly expanding its support for low-income homeowners struggling with costly home repairs. Through an updated Home Repair Program, eligible residents can now get up to $75,000 in fully forgivable loans to address critical needs like roof replacements, window repairs and HVAC upgrades.

This enhanced assistance is designed to help homeowners retain their properties and remain in their homes without the burden of monthly loan payments. To qualify, homeowners must meet specific income requirements and their homes must be located in unincorporated Pinellas or participating cities.

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In addition to the expanded loan program, Pinellas County has also increased its Independent Living Grant to $20,000, which provides assistance for accessibility improvements such as wheelchair ramps and grab bars. Homeowners can apply for both programs and potentially receive a total of $95,000 in financial assistance.

The program is fully funded by the State Housing Initiatives Partnership Program (SHIP) and is available to homeowners with incomes up to $53,500 for individuals or $76,400 for families of four.

Those interested in learning more or applying can find detailed information and an online application form on the Pinellas County website: pinellas.gov/homerepair.

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