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Owner Occupied Rehabilitation Program


The Owner Occupied Rehabilitation Grant empowers Indiana communities to establish local home repair programs. Awarded communities create programs that directly fund repairs on owner occupied residential properties, including roof replacement, heating, cooling, and water heater replacement, lighting and electrical upgrades and ADA accessibility modifications up to the threshold of the home. This program allows communities to improve their housing stock and for low-income homeowners to age in place, have better mobility and make needed repairs for their comfort and safety.

Eligible Communities

Lead applicants must be a non-entitlement local unit of government (city, county, or incorporated town) that possesses the legal capacity to carry out the proposed program.

If the applicant has previously received any CDBG funds through OCRA or IHCDA, the applicant must not have any unresolved monitoring/audit findings, any overdue grant reports or any overdue closeout documents.

Applicants must notify their community liaison of their intent to apply. Applicants without previous OOR-related experience are required to have a site visit with their community liaison prior to application. Collaborating with community liaisons on application materials is highly encouraged.

Eligible Activities

Eligible activities that communities may offer in their Owner Occupied Rehabilitation programs include:

  • Rehabilitation activities of privately owned residences:
    • Roof repair or replacement
    • ADA accessibility up to the threshold of the home
    • Heating and cooling replacement
    • Select lighting and electrical upgrades
    • Water heater replacement

During 2024, there will be two OOR grant rounds mirroring the format of OCRA’s CDBG Planning Grants. The Q3 Round will open July 15, 2024, with applications due Aug. 16, 2024. Check back to this page for additional dates and information related to the Q3 and Q4 funding rounds.


OCRA’s CDBG Owner Occupied Rehabilitation Grant opens for applications on July 15, 2024.

Applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. ET on Aug. 16, 2024, via the Indiana Electronic Grants Management System, found here. Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications prior to 4 p.m. ET on Aug. 16, 2024, as technical assistance will not be available after that time.