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Single-Unit Residential Rehabilitation

Photo of a home located in Superior Township after renovation by ETCSG

The Single-Unit Residential Rehabilitation program is one of many Success Stories that have been locally nominated for recognition in celebration of CDBG's 30th Anniversary.

Success Story Details

Grantee: County of Washtenaw, MI
Field Office: Detroit (Region 5)
Carried Out By: Washtenaw County Government
Eligibility: 14A
Natl. Objective: 570.202(a)(3)
CDBG $ 24,540
Other $ 0              
Total $ 24,540
Date Started: February 10, 2004
Date Completed: April 21, 2004
IDIS Activity No: 2003-0003-62
Grantee Contact: Mark Roby (robym@ewashtenaw.org)
Grantee Website: Washtenaw County Community Development (http://www.ewashtenaw.org/government/departments/planning_environment/cd/)

Success Story Description

The County's Employment Training and Community Services Group (ETCSG) administers the Single-Unit Homeowner Residential Rehabilitation Program through a $370,000 intra-department agreement with the Planning & Environment Department. The first rehabilitation project completed by ETCSG through this agreement was a single-family home located in Superior Township, pictured here. The scope of work included:

  • Replacement of old, deteriorating shingles with new shingles
  • Installation of new windows
  • Installation of a new fascia and soffit
  • Installation of new gutters
  • Installation of new "hardwired"' smoke detectors
  • Installation of a new service panel containing updated circuit breakers
  • Installation of new GFCI outlets throughout the house
  • Installation of a new handrail on the stairs leading to the basement
  • Installation of new kitchen cabinets, countertop and sink

The benefits to the resident as a result of the rehabilitation work are an increase in the potential resale value, improved livability, and curb appeal. Additional non-tangible benefits include improved health and safety by eliminating potential hazards, such as deteriorating shingles that can lead to water leaks and damage to other components of the house. Community revitalization begins with each house and each neighbor working together to improve the overall quality of their neighborhood.

Content Archived: April 20, 2011

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