The Exterior Home Repair Program provides homeowners with up to $40,000 to fund exterior home repairs, including roofs, windows, porches, siding, and painting for residences with 1-4 units. The program is available citywide.
The program provides a 0% interest deferred-payment loan, forgiven over five years if the owner continues to occupy the home as their principal residence. One-fifth of the loan is forgiven each year. If the owner sells the home or moves to a different primary residence within the five-year time period, payment of the remaining pro-rated loan is required.
On May 27, 2022 the City of Springfield announced $5,000,000 in ARPA funding for the Exterior Repair Program and the Healthy Homes Program. Since that time, the volume of applications received for both programs has been high. In order for the Offices of Housing and Disaster Recovery to effectively process the applications filed to date with the available funding, both programs have stopped accepting new applications. If you have submitted a complete application for the Exterior Repair/Healthy Homes Program, your application is being reviewed. Once the application review is completed you will be contacted regarding your application status. Applications are processed on a first-come, first-serve basis based on the date of submission. If either of these programs re-open for new applications, that information will be posted on this website.
Questions may be directed to Maricely Vega at firstname.lastname@example.org or the Office of Housing at 413-787-6500.