The City of Lawrence offers several grant and loan programs for income eligible homeowners.

  • CDBG Comprehensive Housing Rehabilitation

CDBG Comprehensive Rehabilitation Program Now Open

The City of Lawrence Community Development Division is now accepting Homeowner Assessment forms for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funded Comprehensive Housing Rehabilitation program. This program offers deferred or installment loans, for income eligible homeowners living within the city limits, to have necessary rehabilitation repairs made to their owner-occupied housing.

This program is designed to bring housing up to property rehabilitation standards and is not a remodeling program. A list of the program property rehabilitation standards is available for review.

Homeowner Assessment forms are available online on the Community Development Division website or at 1 Riverfront Plaza, Suite 320 Lawrence, KS 66044. Completed forms will be accepted until May 31, 2019. Assessments will be ranked and addressed according to project scope and need. Funds are available to assist three to five households annually.

For additional information or questions, please contact Tony Hoch, (785) 832-3113.


  • Emergency & Furnace Loans

For emergency situations, the City offers an emergency loan program that can provide up to $5,000 for emergency repairs or furnace replacement. Applications are available online here and in the Development Services Office. Mobile home owners may access up to $2,500. View/print the “Renovate Right” lead based paint hazard booklet here.


  • Weatherization Grants


The Application period has closed for the 2018 weatherization program. Please mark your calendars for August 1, 2019 and return to this site for more information


If you have questions about available programs or about your existing loan, please contact our office at (785) 832-7700