CDBG Funding Available in Sebastian from HUD for Housing Rehabilitation

Sebastian Community Development Block Grant
Sebastian Community Development Block Grant

Community Development Block Grant funding is available from HUD for the purpose of housing rehabilitation for very low to moderate-income individuals and families that reside in owner-occupied residences within the legal limits of the City.

The City is soliciting applications from eligible homeowners and licensed contractors interested in bidding for providing these services.

Please see the attached application information or refer to the City’s website for further details.

Housing Rehabilitation Contractors

The City of Sebastian has received Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding from the US Housing and Urban Development for the purpose of Housing Rehabilitation for Very Low and Low to Moderate income individuals and families that are found to be income-eligible and reside in owner-occupied residences within the legal limits of the City Sebastian.

These CDBG funds will be used to assist very low to low median income individuals and families with the rehabilitation of substandard units to bring the units to compliance with code community. The City is seeking licensed, qualified housing rehabilitation contractors to facilitate the City of Sebastian CDBG program.

Minor to substantial repairs to individual housing units rehabilitation will include but not be limited to:

  • Correcting all Florida Building Code violations
  • Providing cost-effective energy conserving and allowable green features
  • Making the dwelling accessible to handicap and elderly occupants as necessary
  • Correcting any health and/or safety violations that may be present

All rehabilitation repairs must meet all applicable Federal code requirements, including the minimum Section 8 Housing Quality Standards, all Florida Residential Building Codes, and all applicable city or county codes.

If you are a licensed contractor in the State of Florida (general, residential, or other appropriate licenses for the work) and are interested in bidding for services related to this work, please complete an application packet. (www.cityofsebastian.org).

Contractor Orientation

The City of Sebastian will be hosting a contractor orientation to go over the program details on August 27, 2020, from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the City of Sebastian City Hall Council Chambers.

(CDBG) Application Process

A Homeowner Applicant Orientation, to be held at City of Sebastian City Hall Council Chambers on August 27, 2020, at 5:30 – 6:00. Attendance of Orientation is not mandatory; however, attendees will have the opportunity to ask any questions they may have regarding the CDBG Housing Rehabilitation program.

Applications are currently available for pick up at the City of Sebastian City Hall located at 1225 Main Street, in Sebastian, or downloaded the online application.

They will be accepted at the City of Sebastian Community Development Department (CDBG Housing Rehabilitation Office) located at 1225 Main Street, in Sebastian, and time and date stamped to ensure compliance with the application acceptance period. The final application ranking shall be determined by the required guidelines outlined in the City of Sebastian CDBG Housing Assistance Plan (HAP).

Should you have specific questions, please contact Antonio Jenkins, Project Manager of Guardian at 1-888-482-7393.

Vendors must provide proof of worker’s compensation and liability insurance to be considered for this program.

The City of Sebastian is an equal opportunity employer and encourages its approved contractors to employ W/MBE and Section 3 businesses and individuals: Public housing residents, including persons with disabilities. Low and very low-income persons who live in the areas where a HUD assisted projected are located.

How can individuals and businesses find out more about section 3?

Contact the Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity representative at your nearest HUD Office or download Section 3 information online.

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