Economic Development Press Releases

Bristol Launches 2020-2021 Home Repair Program

BRISTOL, RI–On Friday, October 9th, 2020, the Town of Bristol announced the 2020-2021 Home Repair Program.

Each year, the Town receives CDBG funding from the federal government to revitalize the local community and provide safe, suitable living environments for low and moderate-income residents. This funding can support various home improvement projects, including emergency roof replacements, window replacements, and code violation corrections.

“This program allows the Town to help individuals in need make necessary improvements to their local residence,” said Chris Vitale, Bristol’s Economic Development Coordinator, “We are pleased we can offer this program once again this year.”

All funding assistance is in the form of a forgivable property lien. Each year following the completion of a project, a percentage of the total repair costs are forgiven. CDBG grant funds can cover up to 100% of project costs. Payment becomes due upon the property’s sale or if the property’s resident no longer qualifies under HUD income limits.

Funding is limited and will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis to eligible households. Application information is available online through the Town of Bristol website or in-person by visiting the Bristol Town Hall at 10 Court Street, Bristol, RI 02809.

For more information, please contact Chris Vitale, Economic Development Coordinator, at 401-253-7000 ext. 129.