City Funded Housing Assistance Programs

The City offers a wide variety of housing assistance programs including:

Curb Appeal Assistance Program

  • The Curb Appeal Assistance Program offers funding for homeowners to renovate and update the exterior of their home
  • The City will provide no less than $500 and no more than $3,000 towards curb appeal projects

Down Payment Assistance Program

  • The Down Payment Assistance Program offers funding to prospective homebuyers who are purchasing their first home within the City limits
  • The City will provide up to $3,000 towards the down payment of the home

Downtown Upper-Story Conversion Program

  • The Downtown Upper-Story Conversion Program offers a $2,500 incentive for owners of commercial property within the BPR, Primary Business, district for the conversion of upper stories into habitable living space
  • The City will award $2,500 for each dwelling unit, up to a max of $5,000 per property
  • As a requirement of the program, the owner is required to enter into a TIF redevelopment agreement with the City

Single Family Housing Conversion Program

  • The Single Family Housing Conversion Program  is designed to stimulate and encourage the conversion of single family houses that have been registered rentals to owner occupied homes
  • A $5,000 grant will be given to approved home buyers of a single family house that has been registered with the City of Carbondale's Mandatory Rental Housing Inspection Program in excess of two years at the time of purchase

Contact:

Travis Taylor, Senior Planner
200 S. Illinois Avenue
P.O. Box 2047
Carbondale, Illinois 62902-2047
(618) 457-3233

Office hours: 8am - 5pm, Monday - Friday

 

 

 

 
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