The Community Development Block Grant

Wellington’s Owner-Occupied Residential Rehabilitation Program is funded through The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG).  This program is offered to low-to- moderate-income single-family Wellington homeowners to assist with repairs and rehabilitation projects that will bring their homes into compliance with the Florida Building Code and address any health or safety hazards, per HUD guidelines, on a "first-qualified, first-served" basis.

Wellington does not offer any grants for rental, foreclosure, irrigation, wells, landscaping, or fencing.           

At this time, the application portal is closed. The program is expected to reopen in June 2024. Please check back for updates or subscribe to the e-newsletter at

Program Assistance

  • Housing Rehabilitation funds will be awarded as a 0% interest deferred payment loan secured by a recorded mortgage and note for 5 years. The loan is forgiven at the end of the 5-year term.  Payment shall be deferred until one of the following events occur: Sale of the property, transfer of property, property is no longer owner occupied, or term has expired. 
Eligible Resident Assistance TypeMaximum Award Amount
Homeowner Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation $50,000 includes 10% contingency 

Before you apply:

  • Be sure to visit the documents checklist webpage.
  • Be sure to check our list of eligibility requirements. 
  • Only one application per household will be considered. Please do not submit multiple applications.
  • If the application is missing documents, the application will be marked incomplete.
  • The applicant must complete and upload all required fields on the application for all household members over 18 years old and older.
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  • The CDBG and SHIP applications will be available online through our Neighborly portal. Once on the Neighborly website, click the REGISTER tab use a valid email address, and create a password. Once this account is created you will have access to the portal to complete the application that is associated with your email. If approved for the program you will have access to this portal throughout the grant program. You do not have to complete the application in one sitting, you can "save" and come back at a later time.