Will I have to move out of my home? Where will I live while work is being done?
Depending on the age of the home, the family may have to vacate the premises for hazardous conditions (lead and asbestos) to be abated; and if the degree of work to be done makes the home unlivable for a period of time, the family will have to vacate.

The CDBG Program provides the family 2 options for temporary housing: relocate to a private residence and receive a daily stipend; or relocate to an extended-stay facility at a daily rate subsidized by the City.

Does CDBG require a lead safe clearance test for homeowner rehab programs under $5,000? Our understanding is that clearance is not required if the disturbance of the paint surface is de minimis. Clearance is not required when painted surface areas are below HUD's de minimis threshold (only). When clearance is required, HUD's Lead Safe Housing Rule (LSHR) requires a clearance examination be done by an independent party instead of the certified renovator's cleaning verification procedure.

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1. How do we determine if the beneficiaries we serve are eligible under the CDBG Program?
2. Are expectant children counted as part of the household?
3. How much financial help can a family receive to rehabilitate an owner-occupied home in Marietta?
4. How much can a family borrow? Do loans have to be paid off?
5. Whose income is counted? What about children who earn money?
6. Will I have to move out of my home? Where will I live while work is being done?
7. What is the requirement for rehabbing older homes?
8. Are there federal guidelines for appliance allowance?
9. Can CDBG be used to pay for appliances in a minor home repairs program and do these repairs have to comply with code?
10. If someone received a CDBG assisted homeowner rehabilitation loan before, can they come back and receive additional CDBG assisted rehabilitation funding?
11. Are mobile homes eligible to be rehabilitated with CDBG funds?
12. If a home is cited for code violations, will the CDBG program help make the repairs to comply?
13. Can a new homeowner receive a grant to rehabilitate the home?
14. What is the process to apply for CDBG Public Service grant funds managed through the CDBG Program Office?
15. How do I know if my project is eligible for CDBG funds?
16. What are the record keeping requirements for the CDBG Grant?
17. How will our organization receive our grant?
18. Will our organization be monitored?
19. When will our organization receive funds?
20. How do I find the CDBG Program Office?
21. If my agency receives CDBG funds, what is the agency’s obligation to the County?
22. Can we get an advance on our grant once we are approved?
23. I am interested in purchasing a home in Cobb County. How do I qualify for a down-payment assistance grant or loan?