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The Newburyport Housing Rehabilitation Program (NHRP) has been providing housing assistance in the form of deferred payment loans to income eligible households since 1992. Using grant funding from the Community Preservation Committee (CPC), property owners can take advantage of no-interest loans to assist with renovations. Through this program the City is able to preserve affordable housing for those who need it. Typical housing rehab projects include roof replacement, insulation, new heating, plumbing and electrical systems, window/door replacement, asbestos and lead paint removal, painting, and structural and general carpentry to bring your property up to current housing quality standards. The property being rehabilitated must:
- be located in Newburyport
- must have a clear need for correcting code violations
- be occupied primarily by low and moderate income households
Due to funding limitations, loans are currently capped at $7,500 per unit.
To find out more about the program please contact Peter Binette in the Building Department at 978-465-4405 or Rosemary Coulombe at the Council on Aging at 978-462-0430.