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Frequently Asked Questions - All FAQs

FAQs - All FAQs

Yes. We offer Monroe County Home Improvement Grants and Accessibility Grants.

You can e-mail your name, address and phone number to Supervisors Office, Supervisor’s Secretary or phone her at (585) 359-7001.

  • Families with household incomes below the limits are eligible to receive a grant for 100% of eligible project costs, up to $10,000. The amount of the grant is based on the cost of repairs and is paid to the contractor after work is completed.
  • There are also Accessibility Grants for households with a disabled member with incomes below the limits and would be eligible to receive an additional grant for 100% for accessibility improvements, up to $2,500.
  • You will not have to repay a grant unless you sell or transfer ownership of your home within the affordability period, generally five years after completion of the project. If you transfer ownership during this time, you will be required to repay the full grant amount.

No, you must be current on your property taxes and your mortgage.

Prior HIP grant recipients may apply for one repeat grant 10 years after completion of the first project.

Yes, we review all sales on a continuous basis.  The sale price of your home will be taken into consideration but is only one factor as we go through that process.

Yes. Income limits as of 4/27/09 are as follows:

  • Family Size of 1 person = $37,250 Maximum Annual Gross Income
  • Family Size of 2 people = $42,550 Maximum Annual Gross Income
  • Family Size of 3 people = $47,900 Maximum Annual Gross Income
  • Family Size of 4 people = $53,200 Maximum Annual Gross Income
  • Family Size of 5 people = $57,450 Maximum Annual Gross Income
  • Family Size of 6 people = $61,700 Maximum Annual Gross Income
  • Family Size of 7 people = $65,950 Maximum Annual Gross Income
  • Family Size of 8 people = $70,200 Maximum Annual Gross Income

No, not right away. You have to live in the home for at least one year before applying. Prior first time homebuyer grant recipients are not eligible to apply until the five-year affordability period has expired. Property value must be within maximum FHA mortgage limits.

Property tax exemptions generally apply only to owner-occupied property.  To receive these exemptions, you must prove that address to be your primary residence, which is best done with a current NYS driver license.

Law enforcement in the town is handled by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department. However, you may request our speed monitor on your street; this portable unit shows the posted speed limit and the speed of the oncoming vehicle. Call the Highway Department at (585) 359-7005.