For over 30 years GNC has operated the Housing and Rehabilitation Program and is the only locally controlled Housing and Community Development organization in Siskiyou County. Our services include writing and administering grants awarded for housing rehabilitation of sub-standard homes occupied by low income residents. On staff we have a licensed contractor as well as a certified lead paint inspector. Staff includes specialists in Public Works Projects, Environmental Reviews, Weatherization, Community Facility Rehabilitation, Prevailing Wage Certification, as well as First Time Homebuyer Programs. GNC has been successful completing 250 homes and have brought in over 25M dollars to the cities and the county. During the same period we have applied for and received over 12M in infrastructure funding and throughout the county over $750 in RLA from California Housing and Community Development in CDBG Grants.
- Working with owners to provide safe and affordable housing
- Supporting infrastructure such as sewer and water improvements and other community services.
Q. What is housing rehabilitation?
A. A program that provides major & minor repairs to owner-occupied homes or rental units of low wealth households.
Q. How do I qualify?
A. By the gross income of all household members.
Q. How do I apply?
A. Contact GNC at 938-4115 ext 121 to determine if the program is available in your area. If so, click to download the appropriate application form:
Q. Does every city in the county have a housing rehabilitation program?
A. No, only if the city or county has an open grant through the State of California.
Q. Is this grant money to the homeowner?
A. No, these are below market interest loans. Grants may be available for lead based paint and asbestos abatement.
Q. Who determines the interest rate and payment terms?
A. A locally appointed loan committee.
Q. What if my income changes?
A. The loan committee may make changes upon review. Communication by the property owner is very important.
Q. As a renter, can I apply?
A. No, the property owner has to apply. The Federal Government sets an income limit for the renter that may make the property eligible.
Housing Rehabilitation Program Manager, Larry Luce ext 122