What is The Greece Residential Improvement Program (GRIP)?
The Greece Residential Improvement Program (GRIP) provides a grant to income-eligible, single-family homeowners in need of interior and exterior home repairs. The Town of Greece will work with you in prioritizing which repairs your home needs most. The Federal Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) funds GRIP.
The Town of Greece and the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (US HUD) have worked together to set GRIP’s eligibility requirements. Qualified homeowners may be eligible for a subsidy that could pay up to 100% of the project cost, not exceeding a maximum grant amount of $7,500. If project costs exceed the maximum grant amount, the homeowner will be responsible for paying the difference. Each home & homeowner is eligible for GRIP twice. The 2nd and final grant can be applied for after 5 years for 75% of the current grant amount.
Greece Residential Improvement Program (GRIP) grants are available for rehabilitation projects in single-family, owner-occupied homes within the Town of Greece. Community Development rehabilitation projects must be essential rehabilitation projects that address:
- The current assessed value of the home cannot exceed $174,000.
- The Homeowner’s mortgage, taxes, and homeowners insurance must be paid current.
- The Homeowner must not own any additional properties in Monroe County.
- The Homeowner has owned & resided in the home for 1 complete year (date on the deed).
- The home must be owner-occupied and located within the Town of Greece.
- Liquid assets cannot exceed $50,000 (accessible funds).
- The gross income for all persons in the household, related or non-related may not exceed the following chart:
|Household Size||Household Gross Income Total|
|The number of persons living in the household related & non-related||To include all persons in the household|