Homeowners in Jacksonville can apply for financial assistance to fix or replace their roofs as part of the city’s new “Home Roof Rehabilitation” program.
Mayor Donna Deegan green-lit the program, which is funded through the city’s general fund, after the need was identified by one of her transition committees.
The goal is to help replace roofs so people can keep their homeowner’s insurance and remain in compliance with their mortgage requirements.
The maximum amount of assistance available is just under $15,000 per home.
The city’s financial assistance will give qualifying residents a deferred payment loan at zero interest with no monthly payments due for a term of up to five years.
There are some income requirements in order to qualify:
A household with one person can make no more than $49,600 a yearA household with two people can make no more than $56,650A household with eight people can make no more than $93,500
The program is for homeowners who live in the house they are applying to repair. Mobile homes are not eligible.
Applications will be open Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. People can apply until the program reaches the maximum number of applications.
The two ways to apply are to visit MYJAX.CUSTHELP.COM or call 904-255-CITY and ask for the Home Roof program.