Healthy Homes Program

The Healthy Homes Program funds housing rehabilitation in the Memorial Square and Six Corners neighborhoods. It is an integrated, whole-house approach that produces sustainable, green, healthy, and safe homes, consistent with local sanitary code and federal housing quality standards.

  • Eligible Owner-occupants may apply for a 0% forgivable loan to complete repairs and healthy homes interventions.
  • Rental property owners who are eligible may apply for a 0% forgivable loan, covering up to 90% of project cost.

Healthy Homes Program applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.  If you have questions about this program, need assistance filling out the application or would prefer to have an application mailed to you please contact the Office of Housing at (413)787-6500 or email vdiaz@springfieldcityhall.com.  

See the following documents for more information:

City Urges Homeowners to Apply for Healthy Homes Program

The City continues to urge homeowners in the Maple-High/Six Corners and Memorial Square Neighborhoods to apply for the Healthy Homes Program.  Homeowner's with questions or who believe they are eligible should contact Veronica Diaz at the City of Springfield, Office of Housing (413)787-6500 or by email vdiaz@springfieldcityhall.com

Click here to view article from The Republic/Masslive detailing the program

Click here to view news segment from WWLP-22News

Springfield Program Putting People to Work & Improving Properties

The City of Springfield Office of Housing and The Hamden County Regional Employment Board (The REB) are co-sponsoring a construction training course for unemployed and under-employed individuals as part of The City’s new Healthy Homes Program. The course is free of charge and will amount to 200 hours.

The primary focus of the training will be carpentry, but it will introduce concepts of de-leading, mold abatement, energy efficiency, and worksite safety.  Upon completion of the course, workers will be more competitive for positions on construction crews, as a carpenters’ helpers, or in property maintenance. Incumbents will also be trained as certified lead-safe workers, through the module led by ATC Group Services.

Participants must reside in eligible neighborhoods within the city of Springfield, including: Brightwood, Old Hill, Upper Hill, Six Corners, Memorial Square, Metro Center, South End, and portions of Liberty Heights and Forest Park.  Instruction will take place at Putnam High School during the after-school hours from 3:15pm to 7:15pm.

Individuals who are interested may contact Joe Mineo of FutureWorks at JMineo@futureworksjobs.org or  (413) 858-2845. FutureWorks is located at 1 Federal Street, Building 103-3, Springfield, MA 01105.

This workforce training effort is aligned with the City of Springfield’s new Healthy Homes program, a whole-home housing rehab program that will focus on home energy efficiency and environmental safety for residents.  Eligible homeowners may apply for a 0% interest, forgivable loan, the funds from which would be used to complete a wide variety of home improvement jobs that will bring old homes up to City code.

 

Click below to view Construction Skills Training Program Flyer in English & Spanish

Seeking Housing Repair Contractors

The City of Springfield is launching a Housing Rehabilitation and Healthy Homes program as part of its federally funded CDBG-NDR grant.

Housing Rehabilitation contractors are invited to attend an information and feedback meeting on Thursday January 19, 2017 from 7:30 to 8:30 AM at Putnam Vocational High School, 1300 State Street, Springfield, MA 01109.

Click here to view the flyer for this meeting.

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