Home Renovation Program

The Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) of the City of Winter Park has developed a forgivable, zero-interest loan program to qualified homeowners to improve the health and safety of city residents, correct hazardous and substandard conditions, improve disabled access, conserve energy, and make upgrades to structural systems.

This program is designed to bring the eligible homeowner’s dwelling into compliance with applicable, locally adopted housing and rehabilitation standards to help reduce ongoing and future maintenance costs, promote energy efficiency, and preserve decent affordable owner-occupied housing. Please select one of the sections below to learn more information.

Resident Information

Thank you for your interest in the City of Winter Park Home Renovation Program. Below you will find links to download all the information you may need to learn more about being eligible for rehabilitation assistance as well as the necessary documents to apply. Depending upon where you live in the City of Winter Park, you may or may not be eligible for funding. Please use the guidelines below to quickly determine your eligibility.

Qualifications required for the programs:

  • Must be a resident of the CRA district (see map below) OR a resident of Winter Park that is disabled OR 62 years of age or older
  • Must meet Orange County’s Income guidelines for very-low, low and moderate income (see Orange County Income Limits below)
  • Home must be occupied by the owner
  • Property must be current on all taxes and liens
  • Property must not have had prior rehabilitation assistance under the City of Winter Park Home Renovation Program within the last five (5) years

Requests for grants will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis as funds become available. Please note that priority is given to emergency situations. Filling out an application is not a guarantee of acceptance or that funds will be available.

*Due to limited funding, the CRA will continue to accept applications on an ongoing basis. However, interested homeowners may be placed on a waiting list. Placement on the waiting list does not constitute approval or denial for assistance under the program. Homeowners will be notified by email, mail, and/or telephone when their application is under review.

Applications may not be reviewed by the CRA for up to 12-24 months. During this waiting period, the CRA will not verify eligibility for assistance until submission of an application and required documentation is complete. Once the completed requirements are met and received by the CRA, the applicant will be required to qualify under the current program requirements.

Home Renovation Program Grant Application

Contractor Information

Thank you for your interest in working with our Home Renovation Program. Every year we will update our list and all contractors that are approved will have the opportunity to bid on every home rehabilitation project. Below you will find links to important documents that will allow you to apply and participate in the program as well as mandatory meeting dates that you must attend.

Funding will be available Friday, October1, 2010, with the city ready to begin projects on the same date. Individual project sizes range from $1,000 – $20,000, with typically one month allowed for completion of work.

Important Documents

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