Housing Grant Pre-Application

The City of El Dorado is in the process of submitting an application for a $300,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for housing rehabilitation to the Kansas Department of Commerce.  The State of Kansas will announce awards in January of 2017.   If awarded a grant, the City of El Dorado is planning to allocate a portion of the funds to rehabilitation of single family homes owned by or rented to low-to-moderate income families.

2016 LMI Income Guidelines

1 person household


2 person household


3 person household


4 person household


5 person household


6 person household


7 person household


8 person household


One step of the application process is to solicit owner and landlord pre-applications to determine their interest in applying for funding.   See the full pre-application for more program details.

The basic program guidelines are as follows:

- Completing a pre-application does not guarantee you will receive a grant.
- Income eligibility is determined by the most recently filed tax return.
- $25,000 is the maximum that can be received per home.
- Even if income-eligible, the CDBG program may be unable to serve some homes needing extensive repairs.
- All repair assistance is determined by a project inspector.
- The repair work will be bid out to eligible contractors.  You do not get to choose the contractor.
- This is not a remodeling program.  The goal of the program is to make the home safer and increase the life of the home.
- There is a limited selection when it comes to paint color or other choices, if these repairs are eligible.

- A soft-lien will be filed on the real estate for three years.
- Landlords will be required to provide 25% matching funds to the project
- Landlords will be required to continue to rent to LMI tenants at current or Fair Market Rates, whichever is less.

2016 Fair Market Rates

(by unit bedrooms)











To apply, complete the appropriate pre-application and submit it as soon as possible but no later than August 22, 2016.

Pre-Application Informational Flyer

Pre-Application for Owner Occupied Property

Pre-Application for Landlords

Upcoming Meetings:

El Dorado Commission Room
220 East First Street

August 4 at 6:30pm  
Informational Meeting with Landlords and owners

August 15 at 6:30
Public Hearing to determine program guidelines