Current home improvement programs available for Corcoran properties:
FIX-UP / HOMEBUYER:
CNO Home Improvement and Homebuyer funds
The Corcoran Neighborhood Organization (CNO) offers a Revolving Loan for exterior improvements, energy improvements, and safety/security improvements.
CNO also offers a Homebuyer Purchase Rehabilitation Program to promote purchase or improvements to currently or recently foreclosed Corcoran homes that will become owner-occupied, and no income limits apply.
CNO also offers an Emergency Deferred Loan for very limited cases where conditions make a Corcoran home uninhabitable, extremely dangerous to the occupants, or capable of causing severe health problems.
Additional home fix-up funds
are offered by Center for Energy and Environment, a non-profit. Visit the CEE website to learn more.
...Still more home fix-up funds
are offered by Greater Metropolitan Housing Corportation, a non-profit. Visit the GMHC website to learn more.
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HOME SECURITY / BURGLARY PREVENTION:
Free Home Security Check from Minneapolis Police Department
Reduce the opportunity for your home to be vulnerable to forced entry by scheduling a FREE Home Security Check offered by the Minneapolis Police Department SAFE Unit. For more information on home security checks and crime prevention, contact Crime Prevention Specialist Karen Notsch (612-673-2856; firstname.lastname@example.org) or for assistance in Spanish contact: John Reed (612/673-5579; email@example.com).
Worried about Foreclosure or Eviction?
If you're behind on your mortgage-or worried that you might not be able to make future payments, the Corcoran Neighborhood Organization (CNO) can connect you with a counselor who can negotiate with your mortgage company to get them to modify your mortgage so that you can afford the payments. This is a free service with no minimum or maximum income limit. Foreclosure Prevention Counseling for Homeowners: Powderhorn Residents Group (PRG), 612-805-7756. Tenants' Rights information: Legal Aid Society of Minneapolis, 612-334-5970.
Foreclosure Prevention Repair Grants
Are you at risk of foreclosure and struggling to make repairs your home needs? You may qualify for PPL's Foreclosure Prevention Repair Grant. Learn more and apply.
Community Energy Services
Take advantage of this comprehensive one-stop residential energy program offered by Center for Energy and Environment. Learn more and participate.
CNO Mini Grants. In addition to the services and rebates available through Community Energy Services, Corcoran participants are eligible for a $175 mini grant from CNO! Following the Home Visit portion of the program, use the mini grant for air sealing and insulation or upgrade to a high efficiency furnace, air conditioning, or water heater if these improvements are recommended. Eligible, completed improvements will be reimbursed on a first-come / first-served basis following a walk-through by CNO staff. Funds are limited and there is no waiting list. Contact Eric at CNO to submit receipts for completed work.
LOW-INCOME / DISABLED HOMEOWNERS:
Hearts and Hammers
This private non-profit organization that provides exterior painting and home improvement assistance for senior and physically disabled homeowners. Assistance is provided at no cost and is completed during Program Day events in May and September. Learn more and apply at their website.
This program of the Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches, rallies volunteer teams each year in August to paint the homes of low-income seniors and people with disabilities. Learn more and apply at their website.
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