The City of Plano is committed to creating livable and sustainable community through vital neighborhoods and exciting urban centers. We strive to maintain and enhance the qualify of single and multi-family homes both in appearance and through renovation. Our Housing Rehabilitation Program offers two opportunities to assist with housing repairs to eligible, income qualified Plano families who own and occupy their homes. The program is funded by the U.S. Development of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Limited Repairs Assistance is made for essential repairs to revitalize the neighborhood, stop further deterioration of your home and improve energy efficiency. These repairs are offered in the form of partially forgivable loans with 10-year terms and competitive rates. The assistance limit is $45,000 but may be less depending on qualifications.
Emergency Assistance is provided for conditions that pose a serious and immediate threat to the health or welfare of the family and occurred recently without warning. Examples include inoperable air conditioner or heater and broken sewer and water supply lines. These repairs are offered in the form of a grant.
Rehabilitation for Rental Properties
Consistent with the City's goals of neighborhood revitalization and maintaining and increasing its affordable housing stock to Low and Moderate Income eligible households, Limited Repairs or Reconstruction assistance-- funded with CDBG - is made available to qualified investors owning and managing 1-4 unit rental housing and Household Care Facilities. For more information on Limited Repair Assistance for Investor-Owned Properties click here.
Lead Based Paint Information
On September 15, 2000 the federal "Lead Safe Housing Rule" took effect. The requirements in this rule apply to all housing built before 1978, the year lead-based paint was banned for consumer use in the United States. The purpose of this rule is to protect young children from lead-based paint hazards in housing that is financially assisted by the federal government or being sold by the government.
To comply with the rule, each pre-1978 home is inspected for lead paint. If lead paint exists in the home, the housing rehabilitation program will include lead interim controls in the repair work to be done on the home.
Still have Questions?
Call a Housing Rehabilitation Community Development Coordinator at (972) 208-8150.