Residential Rehabilitation Program

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Applications Due June 1st, 2024

The Residential Rehabilitation Program (RRP) will provide grant and loan assistance to qualified owner-occupant households to enable them to make essential improvements to their properties.  To be eligible, you must be the owner and occupant of a single-family dwelling in the City of Batavia.  Your total annual household income may not exceed the 2023 HUD Income Limits shown below for your household size:

Household Size

Extremely Low

Income Limit

Very Low 

Income Limit 


Income Limit


Priority will be given to households that qualify as very or extremely low-income households.   In addition, the mortgage (if any) and property taxes for the property must be current.  Residents who are buying a house under a land contract will not be eligible for the program. 


Type of Assistance

Assistance under the proposed 2024 CDBG Residential Rehabilitation Program will not exceed $25,000 per structure, for ‘hard costs’ (non-Lead Based Paint repairs), plus the cost to mitigate LBP hazards.  For owner occupants who qualify as low, very low, or extremely low-income, 100 percent of the project cost will be provided as a grant.  The grant awards do not have to be repaid unless the property is sold or transferred within 10 years.  The amount to be repaid will depend on the length of time between the completion of the work and the sale or transfer of the property. 

If the cost to bring the property up to Housing Quality Standards (excluding the costs to address existing lead based paint hazards) exceeds $25,000, the property owner will be required to provide his or her own funds or obtain other non-federal assistance to complete the project.  If the project ‘hard costs’ exceed $25,000 and other funding is not available, the application may be rejected.


Eligible Improvements

The purpose of the Residential Rehabilitation Program is to provide funds to assist homeowners in making essential home repairs and to correct basic structural deficiencies that present health and safety hazards to residents.  Eligible improvements include repairs to major building systems (roof, electrical, heating, plumbing, etc.) as well as code items and other necessary repairs.  The program does not provide funds for basic remodeling costs. Priority will be given to properties in greatest need of rehabilitation.


Application Process

The City of Batavia is now accepting applications for the 2024 Residential Rehabilitation Program. 

Application available below!

Application and Income Documentation

If you would like to be considered for this program, please complete the enclosed application form and return it with the documentation as shown below.  In order to verify your eligibility for assistance, you must provide documentation of your total gross household income.  Please provide the information shown below (as applicable).

  • Wages and Salaries - Please provide a copy of the most recent Federal income tax return for each adult wage earner in the household.  Also, please provide copies of three recent pay stubs for each adult wage earner.
  • Income from Assets - The income earned on assets (interest on savings, dividends, rents, etc.) is counted as part of your income.  The value of the assets themselves is not counted as income, but the income received on these assets is considered as part of your income.  Please submit copies of bank statements, rent receipts or other documentation.
  • Other Income - Please document any other income you receive, whether or not this income is taxable.  This includes alimony, child support, disability benefits, annuities, trusts, unemployment or workman’s compensation, public assistance or other income.
  • Social Security or Railroad Annuity Benefits - Please provide a copy of a recent Social Security, SSI or Railroad Annuity check.  If the checks are directly deposited into your bank account, please provide a copy of a recent bank statement that shows the deposit.
  • Pension or Retirement Income - Please provide a copy of your monthly pension check or annuity check or a statement from the source of the amount.
  • Deed – Please provide a copy of the deed to your property.

Send Completed applications and income documentation to:

Julie Dahlie, Grants Administrator

One Batavia City Centre

Batavia, NY 14020

Or drop off at the City Clerk's Office

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