Quincy small rental rehab program application deadline approaches

City Planning and development director Chuck Bevelheimer said the goal is to renovate vacant --...
City Planning and development director Chuck Bevelheimer said the goal is to renovate vacant -- or underutilized rental units west of 18th street and improve the housing stock.(WGEM)
Published: Feb. 25, 2022 at 10:58 PM CST
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QUINCY (WGEM) - The deadline to apply for the Quincy Small Rental Rehab program is next month.

City Planning and development director Chuck Bevelheimer said the goal is to renovate vacant or underutilized rental units west of 18th Street and improve the housing stock.

He says census data show there are nearly 1,380 empty units in that area and the city has met with local workforce sectors that say they’re having a hard time finding housing for workers.

“If you come in and say, ‘Hey, I want to just replace my roof,’ and it’s a $10,000 roof replacement and you want the city to pay half, that project is probably not going to score as well as a project says come and says look, I’m gonna put $40,000 into this unit. I’m gonna replace the furnace, the air conditioner, the windows and the roof,” Bevelheimer said. “So that’s the type of projects we’re looking at, that will actually add long-term housing stability to the market.”

The city will match up to $20,000 of the total cost of the project. Developers would cover the rest.

But the money won’t be paid out until a certificate of occupancy is issued for the property.

Bevelheimer said the property has to be renter occupied and maintained as they’re going to inspect the units yearly, for five years, to make sure the investment the public has made, is being used wisely.

The deadline to apply is March 17.

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