Wilkes-Barre Mayor George Brown has extended the city’s Homeowner Occupied Improvement Program, given its success and the availability of funding.
The assistance provided is a non-repayable, income-qualifying grant of up to $7,500 toward property improvements for homeowner-occupied houses only. The city will pay the contractor directly toward pre-approved work on the home after work is complete and satisfactory to the homeowner and a city representative.
This grant is funded by the American Rescue Plan, pursuant to Brown’s nine-point plan for helping city residents and businesses financially recover from the coronavirus pandemic. He allocated $750,000 to the program.
Visit wilkes-barre.city/americanrescueplan for more information on the Homeowner Occupied Improvement Program and download the pre-application, and to learn about other programs available to city residents.