What is the Home Improvement Loan Program?
Burlington County receives an allocation of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds each year from the Federal government to provide assistance to residents of Burlington County through a variety of local housing-related and public service projects. The Board of Chosen Freeholders has designated portion of these funds to be made available through the Home Improvement Loan Program, which is administered by Community Development and Housing.
The Home Improvement Loan Program provides technical assistance to qualified homeowners and makes 0 % interest property improvement loans of up to $20,000 to correct substandard housing conditions and to eliminate health and safety hazards.
Examples of eligible work include foundation, plumbing, heating and electrical repairs, roof work, termite and dry-rot repairs, water and sewer hookups, energy conservation measures and remodeling to provide wheelchair accessibility.
Loans are made for the rehabilitation of owner-occupied single family houses only. Technical assistance provided through the program includes assessing the scope of needed repairs, consulting with building officials, architects and other professionals as needed, assisting the homeowner in obtaining bids and contracting for the repairs, monitoring construction and issuing payments.
Burlington County Home Improvement Program Brochure