July 16, 2019

Neighborhood Reinvestment Program

UPDATE: Program funding currently available! As of April 17, 2019, there is an additional $15,000 available for the NRP. The funding will be prioritized initially for pending applications from the previous round but any remaining funding will be available to all Suisun City residents. Please note the income limits have been updated. See below for more details and download the application now!

 

Suisun City created the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program to

  • Help homeowners improve the safety, appearance and value of their homes
  • Enhance neighborhood pride
  • Reinvest in Suisun City neighborhoods

The City  is committed to bringing new economic vitality to the community through progressive, well-designed and livable development,  and  reinvestment in existing neighborhoods to ensure the long-term quality, value and availability of a variety of housing options.

The Neighborhood Reinvestment Program was designed specifically to provide assistance to homeowners struggling to maintain and improve their properties.

What funding is available?
What improvements are eligible?
Who is eligible?
How do I apply for the program?

What funding is available?

The City will provide matching grants of up to $2,500 per household for qualifying improvements. The grants are designed to pay for 50 % to 80 % of the total project cost.

Homeowners must apply for the grant, describe the improvements being considered, and have the improvements approved by the Development Services Department. The work can be completed by the homeowner or by a contractor hired by the property owner to conduct specific work on the homeowners’ property.

Applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis.

There is no reimbursement for work performed prior to grant approval by the Development Services Department.

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What improvements are eligible?

Almost any work that improves the street appeal of a residential property or solves a City Code violation is eligible under the program.

Examples of suitable work include:

  • Exterior paint
  • Replacing front yard chain link fences with higher quality fencing
  • Landscaping improvements
  • Replacement of windows visible from the street
  • Garage doors, driveway improvements
  • Front door replacements

Other improvements may be considered on a case by case basis.

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Who is eligible?

To qualify for the program, homeowners may earn up to $100,450 a year for a family of four. See table below for income limits by household size for 2018. Annual gross income verification required, i.e. 2-4 months of pay stubs and most recent income tax return. For applicants who receive government subsidies, please submit Social Security Proof of Income Letter, Benefit Verification letter, Pension Distribution Statement (1099), or unemployment benefits. For applicant who are self-employed, please submit 1099.

For households making less than the low income amounts listed in the chart above, an 80% matching grant is available. For example, on a $1,000 project, the homeowner would pay $200 and the City would pay $800.

For households making more than the low income amounts listed in the chart above up to the maximum in the chart below, a 50% matching grant is available, meaning the City will cover half the cost of the improvements.  For example, on a $1,000 project, the homeowner would pay $500 and the City would pay $500.

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How do I apply for the program?

Download the application using the link below to access a pdf file or pick up from City Hall during regular business hours. Submit completed applications with attached documentation to Joann Martinez, Assistant Planner, 701 Civic Center Blvd., Suisun City, Calif. 94585 or at jmmartinez@suisun.com.

Applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis.

There is no reimbursement for work performed prior to grant approval by the Development Services Department.