Applications now available for 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 aid low to moderate income residents, earning up to 80% of the Area Median Income. Brewster will also be applying for continued CDBG funding of this regional program.

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. Funds up to $40,000 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.

Applications for housing rehabilitation and childcare funds are now available. Funding will be awarded to income eligible year-round on a first come, first served basis.The Resource, Inc. (TRI) is managing the Housing Rehabilitation Program. Please contact TRI directly, jean@theresource.org, for applications. Bailey Boyd Associates oversees the Childcare assistance Childcare Programs — Bailey Boyd Associates.

Information sessions about the funds and how to complete applications will be held over the next week:

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