2023 Home Improvement Program

2023 Home Improvement Program
Posted on 03/06/2023
2023 Home Improvement Program

Does your home need repairs?

The Mayor and Township Council invite you to apply for Montclair’s home improvement program – eligible homeowners can receive up to $24,000 in repairs.  Additional information about the program is provided in this Program Brochure and in this video link to the Home Improvement Program Workshop

If you live in Montclair, own your home, and your total gross annual household income falls below the income limit for your household size, you may qualify to participate in the program. If your home is in need of repair or replacement of a major system, such as roof, electric, heating, plumbing, windows, etc., you may be able to get up to $24,000 for home improvements through the Montclair Home Improvement Program.

The Home Improvement Program was created to assist eligible low- and moderate-income households with repairs or replacement of major home systems (such as a roof or heating system) to correct existing interior and exterior health, safety and substandard code conditions.

Funds may be used only for work and repairs required to make the house code standard, conserve energy and remove health and/or safety hazards. In order to qualify for participation in the program, at least one of the following major systems must be in need of replacement or substantial repair:

  • Roof
  • Plumbing (including sanitary plumbing and replacement of lead, galvanized steel and brass water service connection pipes)
  • Heating
  • Electrical
  • Load bearing structural systems
  • Foundations
  • Weatherization (windows, door, insulation)
  • and more!

Eligibility Requirements

  • You must own a residential property and provide a copy of the recorded deed.
  • The property taxes and, if applicable, mortgage must be paid up to date prior to application.
  • You must have homeowners insurance.

The household combined annual gross income must be below the maximum income amount listed for your household size. The income limits, which are updated annually, are as follows for 2023:

Household Size Maximum Income
1 $64,507
2 $73,723
3 $82,938
4 $92,154
5 $99,526
6 $106,898
7 $114,270
8 $121,643

The home must have at least one major system in need of repair or replacement.

If there are any repairs or renovations currently being undertaken on your home by others or yourself, or done within the last few years that require or required municipal permits, the work must be completed and the permits closed out prior to applying to the Program.

There is no cost to apply and applying to this program does not affect your credit score. Funds are provided as a no interest (0%) ten-year forgivable loan. There are no monthly payments and the loan is forgiven if the homeowner maintains title and occupancy for a ten-year period. A professional inspector oversees the process.

Apply Now

To apply, please either submit a pre-application from the following link: Home Improvement Program Pre-Application or you contact the Case Manager at [email protected].

If you have questions or do not have internet access, call the Program Representative at 609-664-2781. Funding also available for rental properties – landlords to call for terms.

This program is sponsored by the Township of Montclair and is funded by collected development fees.