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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.

Homebuyer Assistance Program

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

Homebuyer Assistance Brochure

Home Buyer Application

Contact

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

Focus Area Rehabilitation Program

The City of Rockford is not currently taking applications for this program. The website will be updated as programs become available.

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

Contact

Public Works Department
779-348-7375

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 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.