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

  • Comprehensive Housing Rehabilitation


This program provides deferred or installment loans to income eligible homeowners to borrow up to $25,000 to have necessary rehabilitation completed. This is not a remodeling program.  For additional information contact Tony Hoch at 832-3113 or


  • 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

Weatherization grants available to Lawrence Homeowners

The City of Lawrence has funds available for weatherizing homes throughout Lawrence. Eligible improvements include attic insulation, storm windows and entry door weather-stripping. In an effort to prepare Lawrence residents for cold weather, the Community Development Division of the Planning and Development Services Department will administer grant money provided through the Community Development Block Grant. The program has an emphasis on increasing energy efficiency by reducing the amount of outside air entering the home. To be eligible for assistance through the weatherization program, homeowners must meet the following requirements:

  • The home for which the application is being made cannot have received weatherization assistance from the city since January 1, 1993;
  • The home must be owner occupied with no more than two dwelling units;
  • Mobile homes are not eligible for this program;
  • Annual gross family income cannot exceed the following guidelines:
Family Size Maximum Income
1 $44,350
2 $50,650
3 $57,000
4 $63,300
5 $68,400
6 $73,450
7 $78,500
8 $83,600


Grants for energy saving improvements do not require repayment of assistance. Grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis. The deadline for application is 5:00 p.m., August 31, 2018. Grant applications are available in the Development Services Office at 1 Riverfront Plaza, on Level 1, Suite 110 or download an application here. Call (785) 832-7700 for more information.


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