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City of North Lauderdale Housing Authority Update October 1, 2019

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HLMP – Hurricane Loss Mitigation Program.

The City of North Lauderdale has $250,000 to allocate for this program in 2019. HLMP provides a grant to make modifications and improvements to a home to harden it against Hurricane storm damage.

This can include accordion shutters for 1st story windows and openings, and impact glass windows for 2nd stories. Also, hurricane rates exterior doors and garage doors and other modifications that can help protect the home from storm damage.

Applications are accepted and funds distributed on a first come, first serve basis. When an application is accepted, an inspection will be ordered by the city and the upgrades authorized will be based on the results and recommendations of this inspection.

The grant funds become a lien on the property that is forgiven if the homeowner continues to live in the property for 5 years after the work is completed. If the homeowner sells, rents or moves out of the property prior to 5 years, the grant funds will have to be paid back.

On average, the City spends around $25,000 per home to install hurricane loss mitigation improvements. That means that the City can typically award grants to around 10 homeowners in a year – based on the $250,000 total grant allotment. As of 10/1/2019 there are 18 applications pending. It is expected that the entire 2019 allotment of this grant will be used by the existing applications so new applications for this year’s HLMP are currently closed.

CDBG 44 – Community Development Block Grant 44th Year.

This is the 2018 - 2019 allocation of the CDBG. The total amount of this grant was $383,284. The City of North Lauderdale decided to use entire CDBG fund allocation to address a serious drainage issue in the Silver Lakes area. That project has been approved and a contractor assigned. A start date for the work has not yet been determined, however the work must be completed prior to June 2020.

CDBG 45 – Community Development Block Grant 45th Year.

This is the 2019-2020 allocation of the CDBG. This grant allocation ($262,243) is being used for Purchase Assistance. Up to $30,000 in grant funds can be awarded to be used toward a down payment and closing costs for the purchase of a home in the City of North Lauderdale. The City is currently awaiting receipt of the funds from Broward County and is expecting funding to be available starting in December 2019 or January 2020. Applications are currently being accepted for this program.

As of October 1, 2019, the only municipalities in Broward County, FL that have received CDBG 45 funds are Wilton Manors, Cooper City and Dania Beach.

Minor Home Repair Program.

The MHRP program for 2019 is still open. This program can provide up to $2,000 in matching funds for repair assistance. The City of North Lauderdale will provide matching funds equal to 50% of the cost of repairs up to a total repair cost of $4,000. Qualifying repairs can be for health, safety and aesthetic improvements.

The property must be located in the City of North Lauderdale and the homeowner must live in the property as their primary residence. Taxes and any mortgage payments must be current. There cannot be any current code violations on the property. Three written estimates from licensed and insured contractors are required and the lowest responsible contractor offer must be used.

Exterior Residential Paint Program

The Exterior Residential Paint Program for the City of North Lauderdale will reimburse homeowners up to $500 for the cost of paint for the exterior of your home. There is no repayment required. Paint colors are up to the homeowner in most areas, however there is a paint scheme requirement for trim work – it must be an approved shade of the primary color selected for the exterior walls. A copy of the application for this program can be found here: Application

Need More Information?

For additional information on applying for any of these programs, please contact the Community Development Department at 954-724-7069 and select option 3. Programs cannot be applied for online – please call for an appointment.