• Town of Brewster
    Town of Brewster Official Town Government Website
  • Town of Brewster
    Town of Brewster Official Town Government Website
  • Town of Brewster
    Town of Brewster Official Town Government Website
  • Town of Brewster
    Town of Brewster Official Town Government Website

Select Board to Hold Public Hearing for Regional Housing Rehabilitation and Childcare Grant Application

During the Monday January 9th meeting, the Select Board will hold a public hearing on a FY22/23 Regional Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) application for housing rehabilitation and childcare assistance. Last year, Brewster, as the lead community for a regional program supporting Brewster, Dennis, and Wellfleet, received a $1.3 million-dollar FY21 CDBG grant. The Town now has an opportunity to apply for up to $1.7 million to continue providing housing rehabilitation and childcare assistance to low-to-moderate income year-round residents, those earning up to 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI).

Funds remain available for the current CDBG program and are awarded to income eligible year-round residents on a first come, first served basis.

Bailey Boyd Associates oversees the childcare assistance Childcare Programs — Bailey Boyd Associates. An eligible family may receive a childcare funding subsidy of up to $6,000 per child to assist the family in seeking or maintaining employment.

Housing rehabilitation funds provide a 0% interest, deferred, forgivable loan to make critical home repairs. Funds up to $50,000 are available to eligible residents to pay for critical home repairs, like: roofing and siding, electrical, heating, and plumbing work, structural repairs, lead paint abatement and energy efficiency upgrades such as windows and storm doors.The Resource, Inc. (TRI), Community Development | TRI- The Resource Inc. is managing the current Housing Rehabilitation Program.

For additional questions about Brewster’s Housing Programs, contact Jill Scalise, Housing Coordinator at 508-896-3701, ext. 1169 or jscalise@brewster-ma.gov or Donna Kalinick, Asst. Town Administrator at 508-896-3701 ext. 1130 or dkalinick@brewster-ma.gov.