Housing & Community Development
1405 SW 11th St
Lawton, OK 73501
580-581-3347

 

Emergency Repair (ER)

The Emergency Repair project provides a CDBG grant to low- and very low-income homeowners (50% of the Median Area Income to make emergency repairs to their homes to correct problems which pose a health or safety hazard to occupants. Eligible activities include repair or replacement of a collapsed sewer line or repair or replacement of faulty electrical system, a roof that leaks creating a health and/or safety hazard, or gas service systems, or heating and air conditioning systems (in season-we will not replace a faulty heater in the summer, nor a faulty AC unit in the winter) systems. The maximum allowable cost for each home is $5,000 per 12-months.

 

Exterior Housing Improvement Program (EHIP)

The EHIP project provides a grant to low- and very low-income homeowners to make repairs to the exterior of their homes. The project provides non-emergency roof replacement, siding and/or painting, window and door repairs. The maximum allowable cost for each home is $5,000. The repairs must assist in the elimination of blight and slum in low-income areas.

 

Homeowner Rehabilitation Assistance (Rehab)

The Homeowner Housing Rehabilitation Assistance project provides differed loans (not to exceed $25,000 per structure/home) to very-low, low-, and moderate-income home owners (in the CDBG Program) and extremely-low, very-low and low-income Homeowners in the HOME Program for rehabilitation to their homes to preserve pride of ownership and the value of the home owner's equity and to expand the supply of decent, safe, sanitary, and affordable housing within the city limits of Lawton. All homeowners will have to ensure some type of security for the loan, which will require payback as soon as feasible following HUD’s regulatory requirements. If the cost exceeds the program limits of $25,000, the homeowner may fund the difference or begin the process of repairing enough of the deficiencies required to bring the costs in line with programmatic goals. The priorities addressed under this project in order are:
1. City Code Violations
2. Lead Based Paint Violations
3. Health & Safety Issues
4. Sanitary Housing Issues

Potential clients must be aware that this program is not a homeowner remodel, where amenities are added for decoration or comfort, rather it is a functional rehabilitation that will allow the home to remain as viable housing stock for the next twenty years.

Rehabilitation Assistance is only available once in every twenty years to either the structure or the family.

 

Rental Rehabilitation Assistance

The Rental Rehabilitation Assistance project provides rehabilitation assistance to owners of single or multi-family rental housing. It encourages investment in affordable rental housing in the community. Property owners must agree to provide 50% of the funding from other sources. Property owners must agree to make assisted units available to low-income families for a specified period of time based on the amount of HOME Program investment. Application for rental rehabilitation are only accepted during the annual application cycle, which is usually the December - January timeframe. Effective immediately (06/04/2014), no out of cycle applications are accepted and no applications from anyone other than Community Housing Development organizations will be accepted.  Funding levels have dropped precipitously and do not allow this office the ability to entertain other applicants.

 

Demolition

The Demolition project has been closed due to lack of sufficient funding levels.