Housing Rehabilitation Programs

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The city has various types of assistance to repair homes owned and occupied by low- and moderate-income residents. Below are the descriptions and applications for available funding.

Residents of Manhattan,

Even though the City has reduced access to City Hall, the Housing Rehabilitation Program continues to operate. The applications that are available on the City’s website can be downloaded and filled out. Then contact the Housing Rehabilitation Inspector for instructions on submission. If you have the capability, the document can be scanned and emailed to shaun.linenberger@cityofmhk.com. If you are unable to scan and email the document, you may mail it to: 

Manhattan City Hall, Attn: CDBG Housing Rehab,1101 Poyntz Ave. Manhattan, Ks 66502 

Housing Rehab Inspector- 785-587-2431.

Please be aware, Housing Rehab Assistance is based on income qualifications for low and moderate income homeowners. The City must confirm income eligibility through the use of financial documents. Please include the most current copies of documents that apply to you from the “Income and Assets List” along with your application.

Please remember all income qualification is based on the “Total Gross” income amount before taxes. Failure to provide these documents will result in a delay of an assessment of your application. 

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Housing Rehabilitation Program

The City of Manhattan has been awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to assist with home repairs for low- and moderate-income Manhattan homeowners. To be eligible, you must own within city limits and meet income limits (listed below). CDBG housing rehab assistance is disbursed to eligible applicants on a first-come, first-serve basis as funding permits.

Eligible Rehabilitation 

Eligible rehabilitation includes improvements necessary to bring the property into compliance with local codes and HUD housing quality standards. These standards will be used to address issues related to:

  • Accessibility improvements
  • Electrical repairs
  • Heating and air conditioning
  • Lead-based paint controls
  • Plumbing
  • Structural repairs

Emergency Housing Repairs

CDBG funds are available to correct emergency situations. Emergency housing repairs include:

  • Furnace repairs and/or replacement.
  • Plumbing repairs and/or replacement.
  • Electrical repairs and/or replacement.
  • Any other improvement deemed necessary to correct a life safety situation.

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Mobile Home Rehabilitation

The City of Manhattan has a limited amount of funds available for Emergency Repair and Accessibility Modifications to mobile homes, owned and occupied by low- and moderate-income residents. The maximum one-time funding amount for repairs will be limited to $2,500. Administrative Plan and Application 2019 

Income and Asset Documents

Income Limits

 Number of Persons in Household
Total Annual Gross Household Income/Assets
1
$44,450
2
$50,800
3
$57,100
4
$63,500