The City of Bowling Green’s most recent Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice evidences the fact that many lower-income households face housing affordability issues. Housing cost burden not only makes homeownership difficult to achieve, it often serves as a barrier in addressing needed home repairs. The City of Bowling Green offers said households relief through one of their seven housing programs.
The Direct Homeownership Assistance, Rental Rehabilitation, Mobile Home Repair, and Elderly Home Repair programs are funded through Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Entitlement dollars. The Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation, the Down Payment Assistance, and the Down Payment Assistance with Rehabilitation programs are funded through the City’s Housing Revolving Loan Fund (RLF).
These programs assist low and moderate-income households within the city limits of Bowling Green. The current annual gross income limit for a household of one is $40,250 and a household of three is $51,750 (Limits increase based off the number of individuals in the household).
Typical housing repair grants include roof replacements, siding, windows, furnaces, water heaters, air conditioners, accessibility upgrades, weatherization, and electrical/plumbing repairs.