Creating Safe and Healthy Homes for Detroiters

Through the Detroit Duplex Repair Program, CHN Housing Partners has partnered with the City of Detroit to help small-scale, Detroit-based landlords repair their rental properties and obtain a Certificate of Compliance (CoC) from the City of Detroit's Buildings, Safety Engineering, and Environmental Department (BSEED). CoCs help ensure that Detroit renters are living in homes that are safe and healthy for all ages.

Landlord Rebate

The landlord rebate aspect of this program provides a $750 per-unit rebate to eligible landlords who successfully obtain a rental unit Certificate of Compliance (CoC) from the City of Detroit's Buildings, Safety Engineering, and Environmental Department (BSEED) on or after November 1, 2023. Landlords interested in applying for landlord rebate must meet all eligibility requirements below.

Landlord Rebate Eligibility 

Certificate of Compliance

Landlords seeking a rebate for their units must have been awarded a rental property CoC from BSEED on or after November 1, 2023. All units must have CoCs.

Property Taxes

Rental property must be current with City of Detroit property taxes. Properties that are current current on a stipulated agreement payment plan are also eligible.

Property Type

Single-family and multi-family property types are eligible for a landlord rebate.

Limit of Ten Rebates

Landlord may not receive a rebate for more than 10 units that they have any ownership in (in full or in part).

Owner Occupied Units

Owner occupied units are not eligible for a landlord rebate.

Other Program Requirements

Landlords cannot participate in both the rental repair and landlord rebate aspects of the Detroit Duplex Repair Program.

Landlord Rebate Eligibility Form

Complete the form as soon as possible to see if you are eligible for a landlord rebate! The eligibility review period will begin on March 31st but will remain open until further notice. All dates are subject to change.

Rental Repair - Currently Closed

This aspect of the Detroit Duplex Repair Program is now closed. We are no longer accepting eligibility forms for rental repair.

The rental repair aspect of this program provides eligible landlords with up to $15,000 per-unit - or $45,000 per structure - for repairs that allow a landlord to obtain a Certificate of Compliance (CoC) from the City of Detroit's Buildings, Safety Engineering, and Environmental Department (BSEED) for their rental unit. Landlords interested in applying for rental repair must meet all eligibility requirements below.

Rental Repair Eligibility

Unit Type

Rental property must be a duplex or a flat with a total of two units, or a triplex with a total of three units. Single family homes are not eligible for this program.

Landlord Rental Portfolio

Landlord cannot own more than two rental properties in Detroit.

Property Taxes

Rental property must be current with City of Detroit property taxes. Properties that are current on a stipulated agreement payment plan are also eligible.

Occupancy and Affordable Rent

Occupied units must be rented at 60% AMI at time of application. Landlord must also agree to maintain rent at or below 60% AMI for five years after unit repairs have been made. Click here to see the State of Michigan's 2023 AMI rental limits for Wayne County.

Location of Rental Property

Rental property must be in the city of Detroit.

Rental Registry and Certificate of Compliance

Rental property must be registered with BSEED Rental Property Registry. The repairs must result in the issuance of a CoC to be eligible.

Total Cost of Repairs

If the cost of the repairs is estimated to exceed $15,000 per-unit, the landlord must demonstrate access to supplementary capital or complete a portion of the repairs to bring the grant expense below a $15,000 per-unit threshold.

Other Program Requirements

Landlords must be a resident of the city of Detroit. Homeowners insurance is required for all rental properties. Landlord will be required to complete two free landlord training courses. Landlords cannot participate in both the rental repair and landlord rebate aspects of the Detroit Duplex Repair Program.

 

 

The Rental Repair Eligibility Period is Closed

The Detroit Duplex Repair Program is no longer accepting eligibility forms for the rental repair aspect of the program. If you have questions about an existing eligibility form, you can email us at homerepair@chnhousingpartners.org.

Contact Us

If you have questions about the Detroit Duplex Repair Program or need support completing your eligibility form, reach out to homerepair@chnhousingpartners.org

CHN's Committment to Detroit

CHN believes safe, stable and affordable housing is the platform from which families can achieve economic mobility. We know the power of a permanent address can improve a child’s health, increase a parent’s job opportunities, improve a student’s education and revitalize a struggling neighborhood. By investing in small-scale landlords and their affordable rental properties, we are investing in families, communities, and the economy. Read more about our work in Detroit here!

The City of Detroit

Funding for the Detroit Duplex Repair Program is made possible by the City of Detroit's Housing and Revitalization Department. Read more about their work here!

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