Neighborhood Preservation

The Neighborhood Preservation Program was initiated in 1977 as an integral part of the City’s revitalization strategy.  The program provides a variety of loans to qualified owners for housing rehabilitation.  Interested property owners may be eligible if their residential structures are located within the designated strategy areas and sub-areas.

Programs administered through this Division include the Neighborhood Preservation Loan Program, the First Time Home Buyer Program, and the C.I.D.E.W.A.L.K. Program.

The goals of the program are:

  • The recovery of inner-city neighborhoods through rehabilitation.
  • Bring homes in the neighborhood up to housing, building, and fire safety code standards.
  • Increase the stability and attractiveness of older residential neighborhoods.
  • Enhance the quality of life.

The primary features of the program include:

  • Home improvement loans
  • Financial and technical assistance
  • Code compliance inspections.

Loan Application Forms Tenant Verification Forms Employment / Social Security Income Verification Forms Lead Paint Notifications Programs, and Guideline Booklets can be obtained by contacting our office.