Grants

Wellington is committed to the sustainability of our Great Hometown and the quality of life enjoyed by all of our residents. One of the many value-added elements to living in Wellington includes property values, which are in part upheld by Wellington standards. These standards, along with great schools, parks, and safe neighborhoods are a few of the many reasons individuals and families choose to live and invest in our Great Hometown.

Planning, Zoning and Building Department provides community grant opportunities that support neighborhood improvement and increase community engagement. Eligibility for these grants requires a level of participation and investment from the property owner. 

Neighbors of Wellington

Neighbors of Wellington grant is only available to active neighborhood watch groups that have held one meeting within the last six months and are interested in hosting a neighborhood block party.  *This grant has been postponed until further notice.

Great Neighborhoods Grant

 *This grant has been postponed until further notice

The purpose of the Great Neighborhoods Grant is to provide assistance to low and moderate income eligible Village of Wellington residents to repair their homes.  Wellington, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to modify these guidelines at any time. 6

If approved for the grant, the applicant’s match will be collected and placed into an escrow account before work will begin. The Village’s portion will be secured by a five year, forgivable mortgage recorded on the property. The Village will not agree to subordinate its mortgage on the property to any other lienor, except to already existing mortgages of record.

In order to qualify to receive assistance through the Village’s Great Neighborhoods Grant Program, all of the following criteria must be met:

  • The applicant must own and occupy, as his/her primary residence, the property where the rehabilitation work is to take place. 
  • Applicant may not own or be a co-owner of more than one residence.
  • The assessed value of homestead real property may not exceed $400,000.00, as determined by the Village using Zillow or Realtor.com or a similar real estate valuation website.
  • The applicant must be current on all existing mortgage(s) and tax assessments.
  • The applicant must have lived in the residence for a minimum of 18 months.
  • The applicant must have a current homeowners insurance policy and agree to maintain homeowners insurance for the 5 year term of the loan.
  • The applicant’s total liquid assets, excluding homestead property, may not exceed $50,000.  Annuities, life insurance policies, and retirement accounts, etc. are considered assets. No asset transfers can be made within the last 24 months.
  • If the property is located in a flood zone, the applicant must agree to maintain flood insurance for the 5 year term of the loan.
  • Households must meet gross annual incomes not exceeding 120% Area Median Income (AMI) limits established by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) for the jurisdiction of Palm Beach County, FL. 

Projects may include the following items:

  • Repair/Replacement of Roof
  • Repair/Replace Water Heater
  • Install Fixed Hurricane Hardening Structures that are program standard items (Storm Panels)
  • Repair Insulation
  • Repair Concrete Walks or Steps
  • Install Handrails or Banisters
  • Repair Rain Gutters, Downspouts and Splash Blocks
  • Exterminations of Vermin/Termites
  • Repair/Replace HVAC System
  • Install/Repair Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
  • Minor Floor Repairs if causing a safety hazard
  • Tree Removal if causing hazard to home
  • Repair/Replace Failing Plumbing Fixtures
  • Repair/Replace Electrical Panel Boxes and/or electrical wiring

Ineligible repairs include, but are not limited to: work on other buildings on the property not considered the primary residence (i.e. detached garage, sheds, and barns) or the repair or replacement of non-essential items (hot tubs, swimming pools, paint, items that are beyond the minimum requirements of the building code, etc). 

Residential Rehabilitation Program (Community Development Block Grant)  

*This grant has been postponed until further notice

Wellington’s Owner-Occupied Residential Rehabilitation Program is funded through The Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG).  This program offers to low and moderate income single-family homeowners, per HUD guidelines, on a "first-eligible, first-served" basis.

The Village’s portion will be secured by a five year, forgivable mortgage recorded on the property. The Village will not agree to subordinate its mortgage on the property to any other lienor, except to already existing mortgages of record.

In order to qualify to receive assistance through the Residential Rehabilitation Program, all of the following criteria must be met:

  • The applicant must own and occupy, as his/her primary residence, the property where the rehabilitation work is to take place.
  • Applicant may not own or be a co-owner of more than one residence.
  • The applicant must be current on all existing mortgage(s) and tax assessments.
  • The applicant must have lived in the residence for a minimum of 18 months.
  • The applicant must have a current homeowners insurance policy and agree to maintain homeowners insurance for the 5 year term of the loan.
  • If the property is located in a flood zone, the applicant must agree to maintain flood insurance for the 5 year term of the loan.
  • Households must meet gross annual incomes not exceeding 80% Area Median Income (AMI) limits established by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) for the jurisdiction of Palm Beach County, FL. 

 Projects may include the following items:

  • Repair/Replace Doors, Windows and Window Screens
  • Roof Repair/Replacement
  • Install/Replace Insulation
  • Repair/Replace Concrete Walks or Steps
  • Install/Repair Handrails or Banisters
  • Install/Repair/Replace Rain Gutters, Downspouts and Splash Blocks
  • Extermination of Vermin/Termites
  • Repair/Replace Existing Walls
  • Replace Water Heater
  • Repair/Replace Door Locks
  • Repair/Replace Electrical Panel Boxes
  • Repairs to Bring Existing Electrical System up to Code
  • Minor Floor Repairs
  • Installation of Hurricane Hardening Improvements (Shutters and Doors)
  • Install/Repair/Replace Home Security Features (Deadbolt Locks, Window Locks and Exterior Lighting)
  • Repair/Replace Existing HVAC System
  • Install/Repair/ Replace Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
  • Plumbing Repair and/or Replacement of Failing Plumbing Fixtures
  • Landscaping, sidewalks, garages and driveways when accompanied with other rehabilitation needed on the property. Ineligible repairs include, but are not limited to: work on other buildings on the property not considered the primary residence (i.e. sheds and barns) or the repair or replacement of non­essential items (hot tubs, swimming pools, etc.).