In partnership with the City of Park River, the Red River Regional Council (RRRC) is currently seeking interested homeowners for a potential housing rehabilitation project for owner-occupied homes within the city limits of Park River. Applications are being accepted until March 1, 2016 in order to meet grant funding deadlines.
The program assists low income residents with health and safety issues in their homes at no cost to the homeowner. Common repairs include roofing, windows, doors, plumbing, heating, electrical, and other safety items. Federal funding sources also require lead paint, floodplain, and historic preservation issues be addressed. When complete, all homes must meet Section 8 Housing Quality and Safety standards.
The RRRC is currently seeking interested homeowners to apply for the potential project in Park River. Similar projects were recently completed in Grafton and Drayton. The RRRC is currently working with the City of Cavalier on a housing rehabilitation project in that city.
Determining the potential number of applicants will assist in developing a possible funding package for the potential project which will include several federal grant funding resources. If grant applications are successful, any potential applicants will need to provide updated income documentation at that time, likely in the fall of 2016. The project would likely start fall of 2016 or early 2017.
In order to be eligible for this program, homes must:
- Be located within the city limits of Park River
- Be single-family
- Be owner-occupied (no rentals)
- Mobile homes are not eligible
- Have no outstanding debt/taxes with the City of Park River
To be eligible, total gross household* income must be less than:
1 person $24,650
2 people $28,200
3 people $31,700
4 people $35,200
5 people $38,050
6 people $40,850
*Household is defined as anyone living in a household full-time. Income of anyone age 18 or older is included in household total.
How to Apply
To apply, a two-page application must be completed. The application is available here: Application 2pgs – SFN52664 Applications are also available at the Park River City Office (514 Briggs Avenue) or by contacting the RRRC at 701-352-3550.
In addition to the application, potential applicants must provide the following income documentation:
- A copy of 2015 property tax statement to prove ownership.
- A copy of 2014 income tax statement. If applicant did not file personal income tax, then the most recent two months of personal bank statements must be provided.
- A copy of 2016 social security benefits statement, if applicable.
- If employed, copies of pay stubs for the past three months.
Updated income documentation will need to be provided once grant funding sources are secured, likely this fall. Potential applications and supporting documentation are currently being accepted until March 1, 2016 in order to determine the number of interested and eligible homeowners when securing grant resources for the potential project.
For more information about the project or how to apply, please contact Lori Estad or Stacie Sevigny at the RRRC by calling 701-352-3550 or Park River City Coordinator Jolene Halldorson at 701-284-6150.