Dang-Giao / Vietnamese people
GARDEN GROVE, California (NV) – The City of Garden Grove is accepting applications for a $ 5,000 grant to help low-income residents renovate their homes.
“Regarding how the benefits are distributed, each year the city has a different regulation. In previous years, whoever got there first got the money first until the fund ran out, ”said Kristy Thai, a community relations worker in Garden Grove.
“This year, the city will hold a lottery and award this grant to 23 applicants,” he added.
The city encourages minor renovations
The rule this year is for the city to give each applicant $ 5,000. If they fix more than $ 5,000, they may not receive benefits.
“This means that if the total cost of the repair is approximately $ 5,500, the city will still provide exactly $ 5,000 and the homeowner will have a huge surplus of $ 500,” explains Kristy. “But if the total cost is too high above $ 5,000, the owner may not have a penny.”
In other words, if the total cost is close to the $ 5,000 grant amount, it’s easier to get approved, says Kristy Thai.
Additionally, the applications most likely to enter the lottery are applications for benefits to repair homes for health reasons (such as adding services for the disabled) or adjusting to comply with city regulations. .
According to Kristy, this is the city’s home improvement grant for low-income residents, so the recipient does not have to return a penny to the city.
Income level to receive support
The 2021 Low Income Level, as defined by the City of Garden Grove as of July 1, 2021, is: $ 75,300 (one person), $ 86,050 (two people), $ 96,800 (three people), $ 107,500 (four people), $ 116,200 (five people) people), $ 124,800 (six people), $ 133,400 (seven people), and $ 142,000 (eight people).
Of course, the home to be repaired must be in Garden Grove and all members over the age of 18 must demonstrate income and the owner must live in the home.
“That means if it’s a rental, it’s out,” Kristy said.
And those who have received home improvement benefits have to wait five years before reapplying.
With this $ 5,000 donation, the city wants to encourage residents to do many home improvements such as window replacement, roofing, electrical repairs, pest control, home painting, plumbing repairs, heating (HVAC) and more. . o build facilities for people with disabilities and correct irregularities.
The lottery selects 23 eligible residents
To enroll in the Garden Grove Home Improvement Program, visit the website: https://apply.ggcity.org/ and select the “Home Repair Program”.
The city stops accepting applications at 4 p.m. on Monday, September 20, 2021.
The city will draw a lottery to select 23 eligible residents.
For more information on the Garden Grove Home Improvement Program, visit the website: https://ggcity.org/home-repair-program/
Around 2015, the home improvement grant program began and was designed specifically for seniors, said Timothy Throne, a staff member with the Department of Economic Development, but since then, the program has gradually expanded to all ages. .
The reason Garden Grove used the lottery to subsidize this year is because in previous years, hundreds of people applied at the same time, making it difficult to decide who came first and who came next, said Monica Covarubias, an Economic Development employee. . Department. .
For more information, you can contact Ms. Kristy Thai (714) 741-5101 or Mr. Timothy Throne (714) 741-5144. [qd]
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