Rebates for Affordable Residential Rehabs
This initiative supports Mayor Welch's Pillar for Progress: Housing Opportunities For All. Learn more about Mayor Welch's five Pillars for Progress and six Principles for Accountable and Responsive Government at www.stpete.org/vision.
Increasing Affordable Housing Supply & Quality
The Rebates for Affordable Residential Rehabs Program has been expanded Citywide. The City of St. Petersburg has allocated funding to allow more residents to take advantage of the rebates to help increase the supply and quality of affordable housing in St. Pete.
Eligible homeowners in St. Pete can apply for funding to make specific building improvements to their residential properties, including:
- Structural repairs
- Roof replacement
- Electric/plumbing upgrades
- Window/door replacement
- HVAC replacement
- Insulation upgrades
- Kitchen/bath upgrades
- Constructing an accessory dwelling unit (ADU)
Funding is provided in the form of a rebate of up to 40% for the pre-approved construction value. Funds can be used to cover part of the actual cost of materials and labor. Funding may be provided for single-family or multi-family residential properties and must meet qualifications for affordable housing.
Eligible properties must meet the City’s requirements for workforce or affordable housing, households whose income is at or below 120% of the Area Median Income. Find income limits here.
Applicants are required to make a minimum investment of $10,000 per residential unit and all work performed must be by licensed contractors and sub-contractors as required by State law and the Pinellas County Construction Licensing Board.
How to Apply
Applications can be submitted in the application portal below. Rebates will be awarded until funding has been exhausted. Applications will be processed on a first-come first-served basis.
This program expansion, formerly known as Rebates for Residential Rehabs and the Affordable Residential Property Improvement Grant Program was planned and prescribed by Mayor Kenneth T. Welch’s Housing Opportunities For All Plan.