Housing Grant Pre-Application

The City of El Dorado is in the process of submitting an application for a $300,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for housing rehabilitation to the Kansas Department of Commerce.  The State of Kansas will announce awards in January of 2017.   If awarded a grant, the City of El Dorado is planning to allocate a portion of the funds to rehabilitation of single family homes owned by or rented to low-to-moderate income families.

2016 LMI Income Guidelines

1 person household

$36,550

2 person household

$41,750

3 person household

$46,950

4 person household

$52,150

5 person household

$56,350

6 person household

$60,500

7 person household

$64,700

8 person household

$68,850

One step of the application process is to solicit owner and landlord pre-applications to determine their interest in applying for funding.   See the full pre-application for more program details.

The basic program guidelines are as follows:

- Completing a pre-application does not guarantee you will receive a grant.
- Income eligibility is determined by the most recently filed tax return.
- $25,000 is the maximum that can be received per home.
- Even if income-eligible, the CDBG program may be unable to serve some homes needing extensive repairs.
- All repair assistance is determined by a project inspector.
- The repair work will be bid out to eligible contractors.  You do not get to choose the contractor.
- This is not a remodeling program.  The goal of the program is to make the home safer and increase the life of the home.
- There is a limited selection when it comes to paint color or other choices, if these repairs are eligible.

- A soft-lien will be filed on the real estate for three years.
- Landlords will be required to provide 25% matching funds to the project
- Landlords will be required to continue to rent to LMI tenants at current or Fair Market Rates, whichever is less.




2016 Fair Market Rates

(by unit bedrooms)

Efficiency

$458

One-bedroom

$557

Two-bedrooms

$742

Three-bedrooms

$1,012

Four-bedrooms

$1,144

To apply, complete the appropriate pre-application and submit it as soon as possible but no later than August 22, 2016.

Pre-Application Informational Flyer

Pre-Application for Owner Occupied Property

Pre-Application for Landlords

Upcoming Meetings:

El Dorado Commission Room
220 East First Street

August 4 at 6:30pm  
Informational Meeting with Landlords and owners

August 15 at 6:30
Public Hearing to determine program guidelines