Alpena County Courthouse

Alpena County Home Improvement 
Director: Thea Lucas
719 W. Chisholm St. Suite 5
Alpena, MI 49707
P: 989.354.9664 F: 989.354.9783
Office Hours: Mon-Thurs 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Single Family Homeowner Rehabilitation Program

The Alpena County Home Improvement Program is offered on a county-wide basis to assist homeowners rehabilitate their home. The program has been designed to address the single-family housing needs of low income residents within Alpena County. All units receiving home improvement funds must be owner-occupied homeowners with income at or below 80% of area median income. The program is offered on a first come, first serve basis. All applicants will be considered on an equal basis

To be eligible for complete rehab or an emergency repair, the applicant must own the single-family home for which they are seeking funds and be able to provide proof of ownership. The home must be at least 5 years old and the present owner must have resided in the home for at least 1 year. Taxes and insurance must be current.

Funding Resources

MSHDA – Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) 
Rural Development; Housing Preservation Grant (HPG)

The Alpena County Home Improvement Program receives funds from the Michigan State Housing Development Authority to administer the CDBG Homeowner Rehabilitation Program. Funding is also received from Rural Development’s Housing Preservation Grant program (HPG). All funds are available to assist low and very low income residents with rehabilitation of their home. All funds will be recaptured. Deferred loans are available for those who fall at or below the 50% of area median income. Applicants with slightly higher income may qualify for loans ranging from 0 – 3% interest. All homes receiving CDBG and HPG funds will undergo a complete inspection to determine what improvements need to be made to bring the home up to local and BOCA code. Homes built prior to 1978 must be inspected for lead based paint.

No homeowner labor will be allowed on any project funded with CDBG and/or HPG funds!

Assisting low-income homeowners within Alpena county with needed home repairs such as roofing, siding, insulation, plumbing, heating, well/septic, windows, doors and handicap accessibility

Alpena County is an Equal Opportunity Lender

Alpena County is an Equal Opportunity Lender, Provider and Employer. Complaints of discrimination should be sent to: Fair Housing Enforcement Center, US Dept. of Housing & Urban Development, Ralph M. Metcalfe Federal Bldg. 77 West Jackson Blvd. Room 2101, Chicago, IL 60604-3507 (312) 353-6236 1-800-765-9372 FAX: (312) 886-2337 TTY (312) 353-7143