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Housing Program

Your home is often your biggest investment. Improving living conditions and extending the life of your home is extremely important. The City of Sparks Housing Rehabilitation Program is here to assist qualifying , low income individuals and families with their homes.

The Housing Rehabilitation Program is a federally funded loan program from the Department of Housing and Urban Development to help low income individuals. It is administered through the City of Sparks. The program is funded through Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds.

The program is available to individuals and families who meet program guidelines and live within the Sparks city limits. All applicants must own and have occupied the home for at least one year and meet income requirements.

There are two program types available:

Emergency Repair Grant – The maximum amount allowable under this program is $2,500 per household. The applicant must meet the income requirement of 60% or less of area median income (please refer to the chart below). These grants may only be obtained in the event of an emergency that can affect health and safety. No payment is required and no lien is placed against your home. Emergency repair grants are administered on the basis of need.

Deferred Payment Loan – The loan can be written for an amount up to $20,000 to make essential needed repairs. The applicant must meet the income requirements of 80% or less of area median income (please refer to the chart below). The loan is secured by a Deed of Trust on the home. The loan is to be repaid , in full, when the property is sold or the title is transferred to another person or if you no longer live in the home. There are no interest charges. There are no monthly payments.

Some of the types of repairs covered by a Deferred Loan Payment Loan are roofing, hazardous electrical wiring, plumbing, doors, windows, insulation (minimum code requirement), foundation, wall repair, floor covering, ADA issues and reduction of lead-based paint hazards (during general rehabilitation activities).

The City of Sparks’ Housing Rehabilitation Program is administered by the City’s Housing Specialist, George Graham. Mr. Graham can be reached at (775) 353-7895 or by email at ggraham@cityofsparks.us.



REQUEST FOR PUBLIC COMMENT
CITY OF SPARKS

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (HUD)
CONSOLIDATED ANNUAL PERFORMANCE AND EVALUATION REPORT (CAPER) FOR THE
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) AND HOME PROGRAMS

Program Year 2, Fiscal Year 2016-17

A public comment period will begin August 25, 2017 on the CAPER to be submitted to the U.S. Department of HUD by the City of Sparks for funding received under the CDBG and HOME Investment Partnerships Program.

Copies of the draft report will be available beginning on Friday, August 25, 2017 at the City of Sparks, Community Services Department, 431 Prater Way, Sparks.  You may also call (775) 353-2300 to request a copy for review.  A public meeting will be held on Thursday, August 30, 2017 from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm in the City of Sparks Legislative Building at 745 4th Street, Sparks, NV.

The public comment period will end on Monday, September 25, 2017 during the Sparks City Council meeting which starts at 2:00 PM.  Please submit written comments to George Graham, Housing Specialist – Community Services Department, City of Sparks, P.O. Box 857, Sparks, NV 89432 or drop comments by the address listed above.  Written comments must be received no later than 5:00 PM on September 22, 2017.