Owner-Occupied Housing Rehabilitation

Program Overview

The Owner-Occupied Housing Rehabilitation Program can assist homeowners in many areas of Washtenaw County with needed home repairs. The Housing Rehabilitation Program can provide home improvements to owner-occupied homes throughout Urban County jurisdictions for families earning 80% or less of the area median income. 

Through this program, eligible work is assigned to an OCED-approved, licensed contractor. There is no immediate cost to the homeowner for these repairs, but the cost of the project will result in a 0% interest lien that will run with the property until the house is sold. There are no payments required until the time of sale or change in ownership. This property lien is gradually forgiven over a 30-year period following the completion of the rehabilitation work. If the owner resides in the property for the full 30-year period, the lien will be completely forgiven and no payment will be required.

Due to high demand for the program there is a long waiting list for services, approximately 6-12 months.

Additional Information

Please call 734-544-3008 for more information or to apply.

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