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.

FIRST TIME HOMEBUYER PROGRAM

The First Time Homebuyer Program provides maximum amount of $80,000 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 percent 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. In addition, our goal is to foster sustainable practices that all HBCRA funded improvements increase the energy efficiency of the units. A property can be assisted twice every four years providing that no other HBCRA loans or City liens exit on the property.

PAINT VOUCHER

Under the Paint Voucher Program, the Hallandale Beach CRA (HBCRA) will provide a paint voucher, from a selected vendor, worth up to $500, to be used towards the purchase of A-100 exterior paint and supplies for a residential property that is being painted for by the home owner.  The assistance voucher is brand specific and can only be used for the vendor selected by HBCRA.   The program is also available to home/property owners who wish to utilize the services of a qualified paint company/contractor.  Homeowners or property owners utilizing the services of a qualified paint company/contractor can receive assistance of up to $2,500 for single family dwellings and up to $5,000 for multi-unit dwellings with the HBCRA paying a portion of the cost and the applicant paying the balance.

STORM SHUTTER/IMPACT WINDOW REBATE

Under the Storm Shutter Rebate Program, the HBCRA offers a rebate of up to $1,500 for the installation of storm shutters or impact glass for owner-occupied property, excluding trailer parks in order to mitigate storm damage. The $1,500 is in the form of a rebate. The property owner is responsible for any costs exceeding the maximum $1,500 benefit.  The application fee for this program is $75.00 and (Nonrefundable).

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

The purpose of the Senior NIP Mini Grant Program is to assist seniors seventy (70) years and older with 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 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 exit on the property.