Home Improvement & Repairs


Urban Edge understands that being a homeowner is more than just buying the home. Maintenance and upkeep costs can be hard on a homeowner, especially with unexpected home repairs. Urban Edge offers referrals to HUD-approved participating lenders and agents (listed in alphabetical order):

Participating Agent/Lender:City of Boston: HomeWorks HELPMassHousing: Get the Lead OutMassHousing: Home Improvement Loan Program (HILP)
Program Details:• Through the HomeWorks Home Equity Loan Program (HELP), you may be eligible to receive an interest-free loan for a variety of approved home repair projects. The Boston Home Center will partner with you through the entire home repair process, helping you find a contractor, monitor work quality, and ensure a post renovation inspection.Get the Lead Out loans are administered by local rehabilitation agencies. For more information, or to apply, contact Urban Edge at 617-840-6220• Use an affordable Home Improvement Loan Program (HILP) loan to make general, non-luxury improvements to your property.
• HILP loans are originated by MassHousing-approved lenders. For More information or how to apply for a HILP loan, contact Urban Edge at 617-840-6220
Eligibility:• Must own and occupy a 1-4 family home or condo in Boston
• Must have a household income at or below 120% of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Area Median Income (AMI) limits.
• Must adhere to the HomeWorks HELP funding terms
0% Deferred Interest Rates and 2% Amortizing Interest Rates available.• Borrowers must meet income eligibility limits to qualify for a HILP loan.
• Income limits vary by city or town
Contact Information:Find our more about HomeWorks HELP.

• The Boston Home Center Department of Neighborhood Development
617.635.HOME (4663)
Contact MassHousingContact MassHousing
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