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Neighborhood Development Programs

Eligibility Requirements and details for each program are listed in the brochures. Human Services also has several assistance programs.

 

ATTEND ONE OF THESE UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

DATE LOCATION
9/12/2017 Strong Neighborhood House, 908 8th Ave, Rockford
10/10/2017 Strong Neighborhood House, 1233 Revell Ave, Rockford*
11/14/2017 HomeStart, 803 North Church St, Rockford

 

TIME
12:00-1:15pm OR 5:45-7:00pm

For reservations contact (815)962-2011 or homestart@nwhomestart.org

*This location is not accessible for individuals with physical disabilities

 

Homebuyer Assistance Program

The City provides financial assistance to homebuyers purchasing unoccupied homes within the program area.

Homebuyer Assistance Flyer

Homebuyer Assistance Application

Website

Contact

Community & Economic Development Neighborhood Development
779-348-7162
email

Homebuyer Incentive Program

Do you want to buy a home and need help with downpayment and closing costs? Family Credit Management or HomeStart in partnership with the City of Rockford may be able to help.

Homebuyer Incentive Brochure

Contact

HomeStart
815-962-2011

Tax Incentive Program

The Tax Incentive Program (TIP) is an owner-occupied residential housing assistance program targeted at qualifying residential properties located within certain tax increment financing (TIF) districts that have been designated by the City of Rockford.

Tax Incentive Program Fact Sheet

Contact

Community & Economic Development Neighborhood Development
779-348-7162
email

Focus Area Rehabilitation Program

The City of Rockford provides forgivable mortgage loans up to $25,000 plus program fees to eligible homeowners who want to improve their homes.

Focus Area Rehabilitation Flyer

Focus Area Rehabilitation Application

Contact

Community & Economic Development Neighborhood Development
779-348-7162
email

Water Hook Up Program

The City of Rockford provides grants to cover the cost of connecting to City water.

Water Hook Up Flyer

Water Hook Up Pre-Application

Contact

Community & Economic Development Neighborhood Development
779-348-7162
email

Mow to Own and Improve Program

The Mow to Own and Improve Program is designed to help adjacent property owners acquire City vacant lots and improve neighborhoods at the same time.

Mow-To-Own Brochure

Mow-To-Own Property List

Mow-To-Own Application

Contact

Community & Economic Development Neighborhood Development
779-348-7162
email

Sale of CDBG Properties

The City of Rockford has vacant lots available for sale.  The submission of a proposed bid/application and a minimum lot price is required.  For those that want to redevelop a vacant lot, Sources and Uses forms are also required.

Please contact Michael Hakanson, Land Transaction Officer, for more information:

779-348-7397 or Michael.Hakanson@rockfordil.gov.

Community Development Block Grant

CDBG Policies and Procedures Manual