Older homes are beautiful and often full of character, history, and charm, but they have unique needs when it comes to care, repairs, and maintenance.
Logan City is asking owners of older homes to take a look around their property and determine if they are need of a makeover. If so, the city may be able to help.
Last year, city leaders approved a $1 million Neighborhood Revitalization Grant program in an effort to incentivize residents to renovate the exterior of their homes.
“The program is for homes that are 50 years or older,” according to Logan City Mayor Holly Daines. “As homes get to be that old, they need a little bit of updating to make it comfortable for people to continue to stay there and maybe bring new people in to the neighborhood,” she said.
According to the city’s website, grant assistance is available for a variety of exterior projects including paint, siding, windows, doors, landscaping, etc. to help beautify and improve the value of your home and maintain and improve the character of your neighborhood.
Eligibility for the NRG Program is limited to owner-occupied, single-family residences built prior to 1970. The program is income based and does require a cash match. The amount of the match is tied to the scope of the project and proposed work being done, the website states.
“We’ve tried to make the program accessible to as many people as possible,” said Mayor Daines. “Spring is the time when people look around and think about fixing up,” she said. “We just want to let people know that if they want to invest in their property, we are happy to provide a match and an incentive. Fixing up benefits the whole neighborhood.”
Last year, Mayor Daines said the program benefited homes in the Wilson, Ellis and Adams neighborhoods.
For more information on the NRG Program and application process, visit www.loganutah.org.