Residential Improvement Programs
Key Partners: Department of Housing and Community Development, Community Weatherization Coalition
The GCRA developed a suite of programs that address a variety of housing-related needs within the district. Four programs have just completed their pilot year and a fifth program is in development.
All of the City’s housing-related programs are being managed by the City of Gainesville’s Housing and Community Development Division.
Currently Available as of 3/23/2023
Neighborhood Paint Program
The program provides free exterior pressure washing and painting services to homeowners within Eligible Neighborhoods.
Applications are currently being accepted.
Since opening in April 2021, 43 homes have been painted through this pilot Program.
Heirs’ Property Assistance Program
The program offers probate legal assistance to heirs’ property owners to clear the title to the homes so owners can take advantage of property rights. The purpose of the program is to increase neighborhood stability, grow individual and family wealth in Gainesville’s underserved communities, and increase access to attainable housing. This program is offered district-wide. Map of eligible areas
My Neighborhood Program
The program offers $25,000 towards the purchase of a home or lot within eligible neighborhoods. To be eligible, recipients must have lived in a program neighborhood for at least three years before 2011. The purpose of the program is to encourage strong community connections by incentivizing long-term homeownership within neighborhoods. The eligible neighborhoods are Cedar Grove II, Greater Duval, Fifth Avenue, North Lincoln Heights, Pleasant Street, Porters, Springhill, and Sugarhill. Map of Eligible Neighborhoods
Home Energy and Water Efficiency Initiative
Through a partnership with the Community Weatherization Coalition (CWC), home energy tune-ups are available to eligible property owners (homesteaders and landlords) and renters in order to lower the energy cost burden of district residents. The purpose of this program is to encourage safe, well-designed, high-quality housing to support the existing housing stock that provides housing options for long-term homeowners and renters.
Applications are submitted through the Community Weatherization Coalition and are available on their website.
Programs Coming Soon
Historic Home Stabilization Program
This program will provide stabilization work on historic houses within eligible neighborhoods. The purpose of this program is to promote the preservation of historic buildings through proper rehabilitation and prevent demolition by neglect.
Eligible neighborhoods include: Fifth Avenue, Pleasant Street, Porters Quarters, and Springhill.
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