Funding Available For Home Repairs In Fairfield

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FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Help is available for residents to fix and improve their homes through funds announced the Office of Community and Economic Development.

Eligible homeowners can receive up to 60 percent of the total project cost, up to a maximum of $15,000 per qualified applicant, per year.

Financial assistance is provided in the form of a special, no-interest loan that is repaid when the owner sells and/or transfers the property, refinances or passes away.

Eligible home improvements include exterior painting, siding or roofing projects; installation of new or replacement storm windows and doors; lead-based paint or asbestos abatement projects; installation of replacement boilers or hot water heaters; heating, plumbing or electrical improvements to address code deficiencies and modifications to accommodate persons with disabilities.

Applicants must be income-eligible and town of Fairfield residents to participate in this program. Certain other restrictions apply.

For additional information, contact the Office of Community and Economic Development at 611 Old Post Road, Fairfield, CT 06824 or call 256-3120.

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