The city's Department of Housing and Community Development (DCHD) is offering a Single Family Residential Rehabilitation Program (SFRRP) in which eligible homeowners can receive a grant of up to $15,000 to replace their roof and gutters. It is possible that this would cover the entire cost of exterior roof replacement for a typical Glover Park townhouse depending on the extent of the work and size of the roof.
Now, DC is not yet throwing free money out the window to whomever requests it - qualification guidelines are specific:
- own as primary residence for at least 3 years
- have acceptable credit
- meet income criteria - for example a 2-person household limit is $68,500
Yes, the income limit rules out most homeowners in Glover Park, but not all. In addition, the SFRRP provides additional benefits in the form of deferred loans up to $75,000, including $30,000 grants for handicap accessible renovations and $10,000 permanently deferred loans to seniors for other health and safety related home renovations. If you know a neighbor in Glover Park who might benefit from these programs, please pass along this flyer. The eligibility explanation is a bit confusing - it does not indicate that you do not need to be a senior to obtain these deferred loans or roof grant, only to be eligible for the $10K permanently deferred loan or $30K handicap accessible grant.