Since 2004, the City of Jefferson receives a yearly distribution for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) entitlement program by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The entitlement program are for cities in metropolitan areas over 50,000 in population, designated principal cities of metropolitan statistical areas or urban counties with more than 200,000 people. Grant funds are provided to the City on an annual basis for low-to-moderate income individuals and households, removal of slum and blight or urgent need. According to the 2019-2023 Consolidated Annual Action Plan the City will utilize funds to support the following programs.
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Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
Down Payment Assistance
The purpose of the program is to assist low-to-moderate income first time home buyers with a down payment. Assistance is provided on a "first come first served" basis to eligible applicants. Maximum assistance is $5,000 in form of a no interest loan. If costs exceed this amount, the buyer is responsible for the difference.
2019 Income Guidelines Effective April 1, 2019
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Any single family residential properties located within the corporate boundaries of the City. Program will not assist properties located on land known for toxic or hazards wastes or within the floodplain. To check if your property is located within the floodplain visit FEMA Mapping Center.
The application and associated documents are to be submitted at least 30 days prior to closing. A deed of trust and promissory note will be filed on the property for amount of assistance for a term of 5 years. After 5 years the lien will be released.
2019 Down Payment Assistance Application - Applications may be submitted to City Hall, 320 E. McCarty Street, Jefferson City, MO 65101 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Minor Home Repair Program
The purpose of the program is to assist low-to-moderate income owner occupied homeowners with exterior improvements to meet health and safety standards; to provide the opportunity to realize measurable energy savings; provide with exterior ADA accessibility; and assist with emergency repairs.
Assistance is provided on a "first come first served" basis to eligible applicants. Maximum assistance is $5,000. If costs exceed this amount, the owner is responsible for the difference. Any funds left over after completion of the identified scope of work is returned to the program.
2019 Income Guidelines
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*Income is included for all persons in household older than 18 years old.
Program will assist single family residential properties located within the corporate boundaries of City of Jefferson. Program will not assist properties located within the floodplain. To check if your property is located within the floodplain visit FEMA Mapping Center.
A Property/Housing Inspector will complete an interior/exterior inspection of the property to determine items that do not meet the adopted city code. Based on the results of the inspection will determine the scope of work to be completed as part of the Minor Home Repair Program.
The following is a list of items not funded by the program. List is not all inclusive:
- Program will not assist with activities deemed as maintenance. Maintenance activities are any costs that recurs on a regular basis (generally less than five years).
- Interior improvements such as flooring, electrical, kitchen, bathroom, wall or ceiling improvements.
Minor Home Repair Application - Applications may be submitted to City Hall, 320 E McCarty St, Jefferson City, MO 65101 or emailed to email@example.com.
Public Facility and Infrastructure Improvements
City utilizes CDBG funds for infrastructure upgrades in order to preserve and improve low-moderate- income area neighborhoods. Improvements may include but not limited to sidewalks, curb, guttering, water, sewer, roads, etc.
Broadway Sidewalk Installation - This project will install a 5 foot wide concrete sidewalk on the eastern side of the 900 block of Broadway, having a length of 450 feet. This section of sidewalk will require the construction of retaining walls and or the grading a number of yards along the majority of the project length. A number of drive approaches and staircases will also need to be reconstructed to accommodate the proposed sidewalk.
Neighborhood Improvement (Demolition)
The purpose of the demolition program is to eliminate structures posing an imminent threat to the health and safety of the community. CDBG funds are available to benefit non-for-profit organizations to assist removing slum and blight to construct low-to moderate housing or to remove structures from the floodplain. To check if a property is within a floodplain, visit the FEMA floodplain mapping center.
Demolition Program Application
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