EXTERIOR HOME REPAIR PROGRAM


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tiny gcl logo EXTERIOR HOME REPAIR EMPLOYEE REQUIREMENTS

  • Employee must meet eligibility requirements (please see your employer’s website or contact your benefits/human resources department for a definition of an eligible employee). Each employer has different eligibility requirements.
  • Employee must own and occupy the home as his/her primary residence. Vacation homes and second homes are NOT permitted.
  • Employee must receive a written commitment from FRDC before beginning any of the exterior home repair work. Payment will NOT be made for repairs completed prior to the date on the letter of written approval. Employee must contribute at least a 25% match of the requested funds.
  • This program can only be used once regardless of the amount of assistance received.
  • Employees who have accepted a forgivable loan to purchase their home are NOT eligible for the exterior home repair assistance program.
  • The program can only be used by one family member per household.

Program funds are provided on a first-come, first-served basis upon approval of complete application, which includes all required documentation and funding availability.

All applicants must have Home owner’s Insurance.

tiny gcl logo HOME ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Home must be located in the designated GCL Target Area. View the GCL Map .
  • Single or two-family units and condominiums/townhomes are permitted. Multi family (three units or more) properties are NOT permitted.
  • Employee must be the homeowner.
  • Employee must apply for the exterior home repair program and must receive an approval notification from the GCL program in advance of work being contracted or completed.
  • Exterior renovations may include: painting, roofing, lighting, porches, steps, front yard landscaping, exterior façade work, windows, fencing and siding. Funds may not be used for interior renovation work.

APPLICATION PROCESS

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Check employer eligibility requirements via employer website HR/Benefits department.

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Complete Inquiry Form (online in person, or print and fax completed form to 216-361-8407).

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Apply for approval of home repairs by returning the completed application and supporting documents to GCL. Administrator will verify eligibility with employer.

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Receive a GCL home inspection to identify any exterior health and safety repairs needed and to determine the scope of work and cost estimate for proposed exterior home repairs and health and safety repairs.

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Receive a written commitment for funding from GCL for repairs

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Identify “match-contribution” method for proposed repairs (i.e., funds or donated labor/sweat equity).

  • If the employee’s match is in the form of matching funds, a certified check for that amount must be submitted to the GCL Administrator before any assistance is provided.
  • If the match is in the form of donated labor/sweat equity, all work must be GCL-approved and completed in accordance with the proposed schedule to receive assistance and within 30 days of the date of commitment for GCL funds.

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Employee must obtain two (2) estimates from two (2) contractors after the GCL initial inspection for the proposed work identified/listed in the GCL inspection specifications.

  • Contractors must be licensed, bonded and insured.
  • Contractors must be registered with the municipality if permits are reuqired.
  • Contractor(s) must submit bid based upon specifications provided by GCL.

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Employee meets with GCL Administrator to execute GCL required documents prior to beginning project.

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GCL will execute contract with selected contractor(s)/supplier(s) to complete exterior home repairs.

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Home improvements are completed.

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GCL construction analyst will conduct an inspection to approve and ensure work has been completed.

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Employee will complete a home improvement close-out certification form.

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Payment will be made directly to contractor(s) and/or supplier(s) after invoice and required documentation is received from contractor(s) and/or supplier(s).

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QUESTIONS

If you have any questions or concerns you may contact,
the Program Coordinator.

Emily Hillyer | Phone: (216)361-8400

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