In partnership with the City of Minto and the Walsh County Job Development Authority, 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 Minto. Applications are being accepted until March 30, 2018 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 or accessibility 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 Minto. Similar projects were recently completed in Cavalier and Grafton. The RRRC is currently working with the City of Park River 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 summer or fall of 2018. The project would likely start fall of 2018 or early 2019.
In order to be eligible for this program, homes must:
- Be located within the city limits of Minto
- Be single-family
- Be owner-occupied (no rentals)
- Mobile homes are not eligible
- Homeowners must not have outstanding debt/taxes with the City of Minto
- The cost to rehabilitate a home must be conducive to its true and full value
To be eligible, current total gross household* income must be less than:
1 person $44,050
2 people $50,350
3 people $56,650
4 people $62,900
5 people $67,950
6 people $73,000
*Household is defined as anyone living in a household full-time. Income of anyone age 18 or older is included in household total. Additionally, the 2018 income limits are not yet available. When released, these income thresholds may change slightly.
How to Apply
To apply, a two-page application must be completed. Applications are available at the Minto City Office during business hours 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 2017 property tax statement to prove ownership.
- A copy of the current homeowner’s insurance statement.
- A copy of 2017 income tax statement. Please provide 2016 income tax statement if 2017 is not yet available.
- The most recent two months of personal bank statements (personal and checking).
- A copy of 2018 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 summer or fall. Potential applications and supporting documentation are currently being accepted until March 30, 2018 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 Minto City Auditor Carol Ebertowski at 701-248-3858.