Landlord Assistance

The Rehabilitation Program Assisting Investment Rentals (RePAIR) provides technical and financial assistance to Burlington's landlords.  RePAIR will help landlords:

  • Assess project feasibility
  • Develop a rehabilitation scope of work
  • Obtain answers to apartment rehabilitation questions from city departments including Planning & Zoning, Inspection Services, and Minimum Housing
  • Coordinate free technical information, grants and / or low interest loans for:
    • Weatherization Improvements 
    • Heating System Upgrades
    • Lead Paint Hazard reductions
  • Finance rehabilitation projects:
    • 7.5%, 10 years, fixed rate
    • Funding typically provided as a second mortgage
    • Total debt encumbering property cannot exceed 85% loan to value

The Red Tape:

  • Buildings must be located in Burlington 
  • At least 51% of the building must be residential. RePAIR funds are designated for housing rehabilitation projects.
  • At least 51% of tenants must have incomes less than 80% of median income
  • Rents are capped to Burlington Housing Authority (BHA) Payment Standards during rehabilitation and for 1 year following project completion
  • Completed RePAIR projects must meet Burlington's Minimum Housing Ordinance and Time of Sale Energy Audit Standard.

For more information, contact: 

Todd Rawlings, Housing Program Manager