In May 2016, the City of Lewiston received notification of funding for $434,138.00 in Small Cities Development Program Funding that will provide funding for 14 owner-occupied residential rehabilitation projects. The funding is available to residents in the target area (east of North Fremont Street, south of U.S. Highway 14, west of North Street, south of Williams Street to east of Rice Street, south of 1st Avenue North to west of Thompson Street to south of Williams Street to west of County Highway 25 to north of East Main Street) and is in the form of a 10-year deferred loan. Qualified homeowners will be served on a first come, first serve basis. The funding also includes the rehabilitation of the Corners, a 12-unit USDA Rural Development Section 515 property.
Qualified owner-occupied residents who meet established income limits (1 person – $39,050; 2 people – $44,600; 3 people – $50,200; 4 people – $55,750; 5 people – $60,250) are eligible to receive assistance for necessary repairs to their home. Eligible improvements include health and safety, energy efficiency, and accessibility improvements. This is an equal housing opportunity program.