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Shape Up for Veterans Program 
Onondaga County Community Development

Fact Sheet

Criteria for Eligibility

  • Household income must be below HUD guidelines, based on the # of people living in home. Ex; Family of 2, < $56,900.
  • Property taxes and Mortgage must be current
  • Must have current Homeowners Insurance Policy. Flood Insurance if located in flood plain

Key Points

  • Grant amount up to a max of $15,000.
  • Approval does not automatically entitle grant recipient the maximum grant. Determined by Community Development Inspector
  • Eligible repairs; roofs, porches, foundations, stairs, mechanical systems etc. Not designed for cosmetic updates (ex; granite countertops)
  • 5 year lien placed on home. Must repay if home is sold prior to satisfaction of lien
  • Work performed by Community Development approved contractors and Lead certified by the EPA
  • Community Development inspectors assigned to case for duration of job.

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