New Hope Curbside Appeal Reimbursement Program
New Hope residents looking to beautify their homes may be eligible for a reimbursement through the city’s new Curbside Appeal Reimbursement Program.
The program gives owners of single-family and two-family homes who make upgrades to the exterior a reimbursement for a portion of the project cost.
The overall goal is to improve the city’s housing stock by instilling confidence in neighborhoods and increasing home values.
All projects must be pre-approved by city staff, cost at least $4,000, and be completed within 180 days.
The program reimburses property owners for 25 percent of eligible project costs with a maximum reimbursement of $5,000.
Funding for the program is dispersed on a first-come, first-served basis.
Eligible projects include alterations to a roofline, the addition of a covered front porch, upgrades to doors and windows, the addition of columns, bricks, or stone façade, and more.
“The CARES Funding [Act] resulted in a budget surplus for the city of New Hope,” said Jeff Alger, Community Development Specialist, New Hope. “The city council elected to allocate $100,000 of that surplus towards this program.”
To learn more about the program or to submit an application, visit newhopemn.gov/curbsideappeal or call the city directly at 763.531.5119.