Assistance for creating new upper-story housing units
This assistance program offers a zero-interest loan up to $8,000 per dwelling unit ($32,000 per property) for life/safety requirements for providing new upper-story housing in downtown structures. Funds may be used for fire-suppression systems, emergency egress, fire-rated construction, and similar improvements.
To be eligible, the structure must be located in the DC (Downtown Commercial) zoning district. The proposed housing space must be vacant or previously a non-residential use, and require life/safety improvements in order to be occupied for residential purposes. An application form and additional details regarding eligibility, requirements, and financing can be found in the document links below.