Loudoun County homeowners in three categories – 62 and older, low-to-moderate income and living east of Route 15 – can apply for low-interest or no-interest loans through the county’s Home Improvement Programs.
Three informational meetings have been scheduled at which homeowners can get more information about the programs and how to apply for them. Interested residents are invited to drop in at any time during the sessions, run from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Dates and locations for the informational meetings are:
• Monday, April 16 at Gum Springs Library, 24600 Millstream Drive in Stone Ridge.
• Tuesday, April 17 at the Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road in Ashburn
• Wednesday, April 18 at the Purcellville Library, 220 E. Main St. in Purcellville
Repairs and renovations that can be made through the Loudoun County Home Improvement Programs include correcting code violations, addressing health and safety issues and making the home more energy efficient.
Repairs may be made for plumbing, electrical, HVAC systems and interior/exterior components. All work is performed by licensed, bonded and insured contractors. The three programs are:
The Emergency Home Repair and Accessibility Grant Program: The program assists homeowners who are 62 and older and/or have a household member with a disability. The program is available countywide to homeowners with income that is at/or below 50 percent of the Area Median Income, which for a family of four is $55,150. This program grant is forgivable.
The Loudoun County Home Improvement Program (LCHIP): The program provides loans to renovate and repair the primary residence of low-to-moderate income homeowners. Eligibility for the program is determined by income. Loans are awarded based on creditworthiness. Household income must be below 80 percent of the Area Median Income, which for a family of four is currently $88,250. The LCHIP loan has a 10-year term and may be forgivable or interest-free.
The Loudoun County Home Revitalization Program (LCHRP): The program serves homeowners in neighborhoods east of Route 15. Eligibility for the program is determined by income. Loans are awarded based on creditworthiness. Household income must be below 100 percent of the AMI, which for a family of four is currently $110,300. The LCHRP loan has a 10- or 20-year term with a 0 to 4 percent interest rate.
While registration is not required for the seminars, it is requested. Contact Robert McCarthy of the Loudoun County Department of Family Services at 703-777-0506 or by at Robert.Mccarthy@loudoun.gov.
For more information, visit Loudoun.gov/homeimprovement.