OSWEGO – The Oswego County Community Development Block Grant well and septic repair/replacement program is accepting preliminary program applications from income-eligible homeowners in Oswego County.
The program is administered by the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning and is designed to assist homeowners who are having septic system problems or issues with water quality related to their private well.
“We are now accepting preliminary applications for this program,” said Donna Scanlon, Director of Community Development Programs for the Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning. “If you are a homeowner currently having a septic system issue or your family is unable to drink the water coming from your well, and this home is your primary residence, you may be able to receive assistance.”
Actual work on homeowners’ septic systems or wells will not begin until spring 2016.
However, said Scanlon, there are various paperwork verification items that can begin now, to avoid delays in the spring for septic system or well installation.
Homeowners must meet HUD income guidelines.
Income eligibility is on a sliding scale depending on family size.
For a single-person household, the maximum household income is $38,400, or 80 percent of the median household income based on HUD income guidelines for the Syracuse Metropolitan Area.
For an eight-person household, the maximum household income is $72,350, or 80 percent of the median household income based on HUD income guidelines for the Syracuse Metropolitan Area.
To receive an application and informational packet, call the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning weekdays at 349-8292, or e-mail Scanlon at [email protected]
“Let’s work together to provide safe, sanitary and affordable housing for our Oswego County community,” said Scanlon.