Friday Is The Final Day To Apply For Gulfport Housing Repair Grants

Friday, January 20th is the last day for Gulfport homeowners to apply for federal assistance grants to help with emergency home repairs.

The grant program is for low to moderate income families. Eligibility is determined by the HUD income guidelines.

To get an application, go to the Community Development Division Office, located at 2309 15th Street, trailer #2, or call (228) 868-5736 for more information.

Here's what you need to bring:

  • Verification of ownership of the home
  • Verification of income for all those living in the home (a pay stub)
  • FEMA ID number
  • FEMA benefits letter
  • SBA letter of approval or denial
  • Paperwork from your insurance company showing how much you received.

So far, more than 700 residents have picked packets, while only 168 have completed grant applications.

The program, which began accepting applications January 9, offers up to $15,000 in federal assistance for emergency repairs on damages resulting from Hurricane Katrina.

Gulfport's Community Development office is open from 9am until 5pm. Again, the grant applications must be completed by 5pm on Friday.