CLEARWATER – The city of Clearwater’s economic development and housing department may be able to help with necessary code-related repairs that are needed in homes. Single-family detached homes, townhouses or villas with comparable sales value from the Pinellas County Property Appraiser that does not exceed $150,000 may benefit from the city’s Housing Rehabilitation Loan Program. Homes must be occupied by the owner, and loans are available for up to $25,000.
Household income must be 80 percent or less than the area median income. For instance, a one-person household would have to have an income of $32,150 or less. A four-person household would have to have an income of $45,900 or less. Other eligibility criteria may apply.
Assistance is in the form of a deferred payment loan or low-interest loan, depending on income. Some examples of work that could be funded are roof system repairs, including soffit/fascia, plumbing repairs, electrical repairs, replacement of doors and/or windows, and ADA modifications.
For information, call Terry Malcom-Smith at 562-4936.
Gulfview Boulevard closures Feb. 7-9
CLEARWATER – Gulfview Boulevard from Second to Fifth streets will be closed to traffic on Friday, Feb. 7 through Sunday, Feb. 9 due to the Clearwater Uncorked event. Detour routes include Coronado and Hamden Drives.