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 (PDF)

Pre-Application for Owner Occupied Property (PDF)

Pre-Application for Landlords (PDF)

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