Nassau County homeowners who are income eligible and are interested in participating in the Residential Rehabilitation Program must contact their local municipality. The local municipality will provide the referral to the Office of Community Development. For additional information please refer to the rehabilitation process below.
The Rehabilitation Process is broken down into eight steps:
Step 1 – Income Eligibility
Upon submission of the application the Office of Community Development will determine the eligibility as prescribed by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Step 2 – Initial Inspection
If income eligibility is determined, you will be contacted by a Nassau County Housing Inspector, who will perform an inspection of your residence to determine the eligible repairs.
Step 3 – Concurrence Request Letter
Approximately one week from the initial inspection, a letter and a copy of the scope of work will be sent to you for approval along with the Renovate Right Pamphlet. A lead based paint inspection is required on every home and will be scheduled with our environmental consulting firm.
Step 4 – Viewings
Approximately one week after our office receives the lead assessment from our environmental consulting firm, we will set up a viewing. The viewing provides an opportunity for our pre-approved contractors to go to the home and review the scope of work and then enter their bid on the project.
Step 5 – Bid Openings
Approximately one week from the viewing date all bids submitted will be opened and reviewed. Our office will select a winning bid and notify the homeowner and contractor.
Step 6 – Contract Signing
Prior to starting the project the homeowner will be required to come to our office and sign a residential rehabilitation agreement and a 5-year interest free, forgivable recapture note, and mortgage. If the homeowner cannot come to our office, they may speak to a representative to make other arrangements.
Step 7 – Renovation Begins
Contractor reviews scope of work with the homeowner and begins the renovation. A Nassau Housing Inspector will perform periodic inspections from beginning to project completion.
Contractor completes renovation. A final inspection is performed. Homeowner, contractor, and inspector sign a project completion certificate. A post clearance lead inspection must be performed by our environmental consulting firm on or around the same day the project is completed.
*Please note Town of Hempstead, Town of North Hempstead, and Town of Oyster Bay administer their own Residential Rehabilitation Program and have their own processes.