Housing Rehabilitation Program
Lauren Luce, Senior Planner
The Housing Rehabilitation Program utilizes Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), passed through the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and/or program income received by the County. The County administers the housing program and is responsible for executing all program activities in compliance with the adopted policies, procedures, and applicable regulations and requirements, including those guided by HUD and MEDC. Marquette County reserves the right to require guidelines that are more stringent.
The Marquette County Planning Division administers the Marquette County Housing Rehabilitation Program to provide assistance to homeowners in Marquette County to help ensure their residence is safe, habitable, and livable. By providing home repair assistance to qualified homeowners, we are able to improve the housing stock, strengthen the local tax base, implement energy efficiency standards, and help residents age in place.
How the Program Works
All improvement costs for an eligible applicant's home become a no-interest, deferred lien on the homeowner's property. No payments are made, but the full amount of the lien is paid back to Marquette County when the home is sold or ownership is transfered.
- Interest-free loan, deferred until sale or lease of home
Types of Repairs
- Wells & Septics
- Water Heaters
- Home Accessibility (i.e. ramps)
- Other health and safety items
General eligibility requirements include:
- The property must be located in Marquette County
- Must be owner-occupied, single-family dwelling
- You must qualify at 80% of the area median income (see income limits below)
- Must be current on mortgage, property taxes, and property insurance
- Cannot be leased land
- Cannot be a mobile home
Pre-Qualification and Application
Homeowners interested in funding assistance from the Marquette County Housing Rehabilitation Program must complete a Pre-Qualificaiton Form (PQF) as the first step in the application process. The PQF streamlines the qualifying process by allowing a quick evaluation for the major program requirements.
Click HERE to submit the PQF online!
Or download the PQF to fill-out and return to: Lauren Luce
234 W. Baraga Ave,
Marquette, MI 49855
or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Forms are also available at the Resource Management & Development Department at the address above.