What is housing rehabilitation?

Homes that may contain lead paint, and homes that have ADA features or need other necessary repairs may qualify for one of DURA’s housing rehabilitations programs. Under the Housing and Community Development Act, housing rehabilitation programs aim to improve residential buildings. Three goals of housing rehabilitation programs under the Housing and Community Development act include providing safe and sanitary housing conditions for low- and moderate-income people; improving the quality of life of lower income neighborhoods and eliminating dilapidated conditions.

DURA has several housing rehabilitations programs that can help a house feel more like home:



    • – The Renter/Homeowner Access Modification Program (RHAMP) is the only program offered to both renters and homeowners. This program grants up to $10,000 to assist Denver residents with qualifying disabilities to make accessibility modifications in and around their home.


    • – The Wastewater Loan Program offers one to three percent (1-3%) interest loans to homeowners in Denver and Arapahoe Counties who need to repair or replace sewer and plumbing lines.


    • – In partnership with Denver Water, the Non-Copper Service Line pilot program helps homeowners reduce their risk of lead exposure and offers low-interest loans for non-copper service line replacement and free water quality testing.


Depending on household income and other factors, DURA low-interest loans are zero- or 1-3%-interest loans — and many can be perpetually deferred.

Call us today at 303-534-3872 to see if you qualify for one of our housing rehabilitations programs and to learn more about how our loans and grants work.