Town of Bluffton staff members are accepting applications for part of a grant to repair homes and make them safer, drier and compliant with building codes.
The grant totals more than $142,600 and is part of the town's neighborhood assistance program. Funding comes from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the Lowcountry Regional Housing Consortium, according to a news release.
Applicants must have a family income of less than $53,600 for a four-person household. Each household can receive up to $25,000 worth of repairs, handed out on a first-come, first-served basis, the release said.
To qualify for grant-funded repairs, the applicant must be income-qualified, owe no property taxes and have no liens on the property. The home must also be an owner-occupied, primary residence that is not in foreclosure. Manufactured or mobile homes are not eligible.
To apply, call the town's Growth Management Department at 843-706-4522.