ECIA Grant Programs Available to Low Income Residents
Lead Paint and Healthy Homes Program (LPHH)
Low income residents of Dubuque County, Delaware County the City of Clinton and City of Maquoketa, with homes built before 1978 are eligible for the Lead Paint and Healthy Homes program. Homeowners or tenants are eligible to apply, especially those with children 5 or younger that live or visit the home. If lead is found, the home will be made lead safe. There is additional money available to make improvements to the home to make is safer and healthier for children. Some homes/rental properties receive new windows, siding, and other improvements.
Older Adults Home Modification Program (OAHMP)
The funding will enable Dubuque, Delaware, Cedar, Clinton and Jackson low-income older adults to stay living in their homes, thus ”aging in place” rather than moving into an assisted living facility. The program provides low-cost, high-impact modifications to the home to help reduce the risk of falling , such as installation of hand railings or non-slip strips on stairs or in showers/tubs.