In its efforts to preserve the existing housing supply of owner-occupied affordable housing in the City of Everett, the City has created a Housing Rehab Program, funded by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s HOME Improvement Partnership Program, through the North Suburban Consortium (NSC). This Home Improvement Program provides technical and financial assistance to residents who have limited means but wish to bring their residence up to code and possibly make improvements to their homes in order to maintain the residence as their primary residence. Additionally, rental units in owner-occupied properties may be brought up to code and improved, with the understanding that the owner shall rent those units to low-income households for an affordable rent for the term of 15 years. DPD staff assist in providing rehabilitation specialist services to determine the repairs, upgrades, and renovations necessary (code compliance), develop work scopes, contracts, bidding support, and provide oversight of the construction process.
The First-Time Home Buyer’s Program offers first-time home buyer down payment/closing cost assistance loans to income-eligible applicants purchasing a condominium, single-family property or two-family property. The program is funded by the North Suburban Consortium (NSC). DPD staff assist residents with the application process and submittal requirements in order to be considered for NSC funding.