Longmont: City to Receive Additional Flood Grants from State

The City Council approved agreements with the State to provide additional grants to residents affected by last year’s floods using Community Development Block Grants for Disaster Recovery (CBDG-DR). One of the programs assists homeowners with home repairs and offers reimbursement for expenses already incurred (provided homeowners can document those expenses). Funds from this program can also be used to replace homes in cases where it would cost more than 50 percent of the pre-flood value to repair and thus will be helpful for residents of mobile home communities.

The Temporary Rental Assistance program will allow the City to temporarily relocate people whose homes will be repaired, if needed. It will also help the City work with families/individuals who were displaced from their homes by the flood and who still have not found a permanent housing solution and/or who are paying more than 30 percent of their income for rent in these temporary situations.

Finally, Longmont will administer a Down Payment Assistance Program that will provide help for residents throughout the County. The program requires that beneficiaries purchase homes in Boulder County. More information about these programs is available here: http://www.longmontcolorado.gov/departments/departments-n-z/public-information/flood-information/help-and-assistance/flood-assistance-housing-programs

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