Brewster Receives Regional MA Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for Housing Rehabilitation and Childcare
The Towns of Dennis, Brewster, and Wellfleet have been awarded $1.3 million dollars of CDBG funding for housing rehabilitation and childcare. The funds will aid low to moderate income residents, earning up to 80% of the Area Median Income.
Childcare funding offers eligible families subsidies up to $6,000 per child, paid directly to a licensed childcare provider, to assist families in seeking or maintaining employment.
Housing Rehabilitation funds can provide a 0% interest, deferred, forgivable loan to make critical home repairs. The program is designed to improve the housing conditions of income qualified households. Eligible residents can access up to $40,000 to pay for critical home repairs such as roofing and siding; electrical, heating, and plumbing work; structural repairs; lead paint abatement; and energy efficiency upgrades (eg. windows and storm doors).
The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program represents the most direct funding that communities receive from the federal government. Funds can support a wide-range of projects to benefit low and moderate-income households in a community. Each year, the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) allocates funding to Massachusetts, through the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). Since 2015, the Baker-Polito Administration has awarded nearly $180 million in Community Development Block Grants to projects in more than 180 communities.
Applications for housing rehabilitation and childcare funds will be available later this spring. Residents who submitted pre-applications last year should be contacted with information regarding completing full applications. For additional questions, contact Jill Scalise, Housing Coordinator at 508-896-3701, ext. 1169 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Donna Kalinick, Asst. Town Administrator at 508-896-3701 ext. 1130 or email@example.com.