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Supervisor Bill Reilich, Councilman Josh Jensen, and Councilman William Murphy are pleased to present an evening discussion on the availability of grant funds for the 2019 Greece Residential Improvement Program, otherwise known as “GRIP”, on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at the Odyssey High School cafeteria at 6:00pm.

This federally funded program through the United States Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) allows the Town to provide grants up to $4,800 to income-eligible homeowner’s that are in need of a major home repair or improvement project to their home. 

To be eligible to participate in the program, the home must be a single-family, owner-occupied dwelling, located within the Town of Greece. The home cannot be a rental property nor can the assessed value exceed $119,000. Other eligibility criteria must be met in order to be fully approved. Department of Development Services and Building Department staff that oversees the CDBG program will be available to answer any questions and to provide assistance with the application process.

The overall purpose of the GRIP program is to identify and address needed home repairs and rehabilitation activities to achieve safe and decent housing within the Town. Therefore, GRIP grants will pay for only essential rehabilitation projects, including health and safety repairs, accessibility improvements, structural and major system repairs, and energy conservation upgrades. These include structural, weather-related, or safety issues that could create dangerous living conditions. Applicants must meet all program guidelines in order to qualify for the program. Funding is limited and applications are processed on a first-come, first-serve basis and need to be fully approved and documented before projects can proceed.

Town of Greece residents residing in the 2nd and 3rd wards are invited to participate in this presentation of the residential improvement program. Look for upcoming dates to be announced for those residents in the 1st and 4th wards of Town. For additional information or questions about eligibility, please contact the Town of Greece GRIP office at (585) 723-2384.