RESIDENTIAL PROGRAMS

Hallandale Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (HBCRA) programs foster community involvement and address quality-of-life issues, eliminating and preventing blighted conditions, and revitalizing the economic integrity of the community. The HBCRA offers five residential programs that assist in the redevelopment of the community redevelopment area in order to eliminate the slum and blighted conditions, thus improving the attractiveness and quality of life for our existing and future residents of the City of Hallandale Beach. All HBCRA programs are on a first come first ready basis subject to availability of funds.  If you are a homeowner or future homeowner, please take advantage of these opportunities.

 

Closing date for all applications in current fiscal year is July 29, 2022.  Programs to re-open for applications on October 3, 2022.

FIRST TIME HOMEBUYER PROGRAM

Under this program, the Hallandale Beach CRA (HBCRA) provides a maximum amount of $100,000 in down payment assistance for the purchase of a first home in the CRA district. These funds are available to affordable housing buyers (whose income is between 50% and 120% of the Broward County median income guidelines) to be used for gap funding and closing costs. The program also provides an incentive of up to $10,000 in down payment assistance for workforce housing buyers whose income is above 120% but not more than 140% median. An additional $5,000 incentive is available for first responders, teachers and nurses.

NEIGHBORHOOD IMPROVEMENT

Neighborhood Improvement Program (NIP) is intended to encourage neighborhood beautification and enhanced curb appeal in all areas of the redevelopment district. Our goal is to provide financial assistance for exterior residential facade improvements in the redevelopment district for the purpose of improving property conditions and value, and aiding in the elimination of slum and blight. The program offers up to $50,000 for single-family homes and up to $75,000 for multi-family homes for qualified exterior improvements. There is no application fee.

HOUSING COUNSELING GRANT

Hallandale Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (HBCRA) through the COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP GRANT PROGRAM has grant funds available to support programs and services that assist individuals desiring to become first time homebuyers . The intent of this funding is to allocate resources to non-profit organizations who will address affordable housing buyer preparedness and attainability. Applications are due by no later than October 20, 2021.

PAINT PROGRAM

The HBCRA offers a paint voucher worth up to $500, for the purchase of exterior paint and supplies for a residential property being painted by the homeowner. The program also allows hiring a qualified paint company or contractor. HBCRA would cover 90% of a maximum cost of $2,500 for single-family dwellings and 75% of maximum cost of $5,000 for multi-unit dwellings. The application fee for this program is $75 and is non-refundable. Additionally, there is a free paint program (PTT) available for property and home owners. Contact the HBCRA office for additional information.

RENT STABILIZATION

The HBCRA Board of Directors has approved a new program to assist residents who have received a rental increase of 20% or higher. The program will launch in October 2022. Please sign up to receive more information.

  • The Rent Stabilization Program is to provide rental assistance for up to 12 months to residents in the Hallandale Beach CRA area.
  • The program is only available to Hallandale Beach residents residing within the CRA boundaries, who are unable to pay rent due to a recent rise in their monthly rental amounts.
  • Only one person per household can apply.
  • Applicants applying for assistance to pay an increase in their existing rent may receive up to $500 per month ( for a total of $6,000 a year)
  • Priority will be given to seniors aged 60 and older as well as households with family members under the age of 18.
  • Must show proof that Rent has risen 20% or more

STORM SHUTTER/IMPACT WINDOW REBATE - THIS PROGRAM IS CURRENTLY CLOSED

Under the Storm Shutter Rebate Program, the HBCRA offers a rebate of up to $10,000. To be made directly to the contractor for the installation of storm shutters or impact glass for owneroccupied property, excluding trailer park, in order to mitigate storm damage. The $10,000 is in the form of a rebate payable to the contactor. The property owner is responsible for any costs exceeding the maximum $10,000 benefit.

STORM SHUTTER/IMPACT WINDOW REBATE - THIS PROGRAM IS CURRENTLY CLOSED

Under the Storm Shutter Rebate Program, the HBCRA offers a rebate of up to $10,000. To be made directly to the contractor for the installation of storm shutters or impact glass for owneroccupied property, excluding trailer park, in order to mitigate storm damage. The $10,000 is in the form of a rebate payable to the contactor. The property owner is responsible for any costs exceeding the maximum $10,000 benefit.

REPLACEMENT HOME PROGRAM (RHP)

The RHP is a subset of the Neighborhood Improvement Program (NIP). Applicants are identified to be eligible for this program once the property assessment, ordered by the HBCRA, proves that the costs of the recommended NIP improvements exceed 50% of the property appraiser’s assessed value of the property. Under the Replacement Home Program, the HBCRA will provide a low interest or interest-free loan up to $250,000 (or the current cost of construction with plans, permits, construction and finishes) to single-family home owner.

SENIOR NIP MINI GRANT PROGRAM

This program provides up to $15,000 in financial assistance to seniors (age 60+) for exterior residential facade improvements in the redevelopment district for the purpose of improving property conditions and value and eradicating of slum and blight. The grant can also assist with interior repairs to mitigate life safety issues, including removal of asbestos, mold, home barriers to the disabled and/or elderly or other life safety issues as determined by the Building or Code Compliance Official. A property can be assisted twice every four years providing that no other HBCRA loans or City liens exist on the property.

SENIOR RENTAL-UTILITY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

This program provides up to $500 a month toward rental or utility expenses for up to six months. Applicants must be income-eligible (50% Area Median Income), senior households (age 60+), reside within the HBCRA boundaries, and spend more than 30% of household’s income on housing costs.

HIGHLAND PARK VILLAGE INCOME CERTIFICATION APPLICATION

Highland Park Village is an affordable housing development.  In order to assure that these units remain affordable potential buyers must be approved by the Hallandale Beach CRA to purchase these units.  Please complete the application and submit it with all the required documents and the application fee.