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Homeowner Rehabilitation Program 

HomeownerFunding for this program is provided through the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  Assistance will typically be granted for repairs amounting to $25,000 or less. Funds will be awarded on a first-come/first-served basis for eligible applicants.  Funds will generally be granted as deferred forgivable loans.

Please call the Community Development Department's Grant Programs Division at 803-785-8121 for more information on this rehabilitation program.  You may also email


Read more on this informational brochure.


Pre-screening Application for Homeowner Rehabilitation Program.


General Eligibility Guidelines

  • The property must be located in Lexington County.
  • The applicant must own and occupy the property as their principal residence for a minimum of 18 months prior to submitting an application. (Life estates and contract for sale are not eligible) 
  • The after-rehabilitation property value must be less than 95 percent of the median purchase price for Lexington County ($138,000). The value may be determined by the County staff appraiser or tax assessor. 
  • Only single-family detached or manufactured homes are eligible for assistance through this program. If you are requiring assistance for a manufactured home, the home must be less than 20 years old and have permanent utility hook ups and foundation.
  • The property must require improvements in one or more of the following categories:
    • The property presently does not conform to  HUD Section 8 MHQS or related local codes and regulations (i.e. building, housing, fire, electrical and plumbing codes);
    • The condition and appearance of the property is detrimental to the neighborhood environment;
    • Handicapped accessibility.
  • The applicant must be income eligible: (see chart below)

Number of

Persons in






2 $39,500
3 $44,450
4 $49,350
5 $53,300
6 $57,250
7 $61,200
8 $65,150


Source: US Department of Housing & Urban Development.  Figures on this chart are subject to change without notice, as   calculated by HUD.