(Closed) Are there home repair or improvement grants?

posted 8 years ago in Home
Post # 5
913 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I don’t know if they have this in other states but in MA we have the Mass Save Program.  What they did was come out and a do a free home energy audit – took almost 2 hours on our small house – very thorough.  We received $2000 credit towards putting insallation in our home (which had NONE!) and we received a interest free loan for $15,000 for new windows – ours were original to the house – 90 years old!

Post # 6
1523 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Check with your city! Most have websites or just call them. My city offers several home improvement, exterior work and historic home grant programs.

Post # 7
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I agree a lot of states have energy efficient credits/rebates available.  Not always grants and loans though.

Post # 8
2695 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

We did the energy tax credit. Google it.  It is for this year.  You can apply it towards windows, roof, AC/Heater, doors, etc.  It is up to a certain percent or amount whichever per the item.

We used it for new windows.  Also, keep in mind if you’ve had any bad storms in your area to check with your insurance company on wind damage to your roof.  We got a new roof last year because of damage from hurricane IKE. I didn’t think we would qualify because we weren’t missing any shingles and it looked fine.  But I had the insurance guy come out because other neighbors were getting new roofs.  And sure enough we qualified.  Apparently the wind gets up under the shingles and unglues them which then cause them to flap on the corners and allow mositure in.  Worth looking into.

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