Home Improvements

Programs for Homeowners Occupying Their Homes

Home Improvement Programs promote energy efficiency and preserve existing housing for home owners who reside at their property. This is not a program for homeowners renting out their property.  Another program, The Fix-Up Home Improvement Loan Program is available for people residing outside of Hutchinson.


Step 1: Read through the City Home Improvement Programs
City Deferred Grant Program - 0% interest loan forgiven after 5 yrs - No Monthly Payment
Streamlined City Deferred Grant Program - 0% interest loan forgiven after 5 yrs - No Monthly Payment
City Accessibility Deferred Grant Program - 0% interest loan forgiven after 5 yrs. - No Monthly Payment

Minnesota Housing Home Improvement Programs Administered by HRA

The Minnesota Housing Fix-Up Fund is available to homeowners for general home improvements at below market interest rates with low closing costs and fees.

Minnesota Housing Fix-Up Loan & Community Fix-Up Loan Programs - Monthly payment
Minnesota Housing Rehab Loan Program - 0% Interest Loan forgiven - No Monthly Payment
Step 2: Prepare the answers for the following questions prior to calling HRA
  • What home improvements do you need?
  • What is the total number of residents in your household?
  • What is your annual household, gross income (amount before taxes are taken out)?
Step 3: Apply for any of the programs you feel you may be qualified FOR by completing the Eligibility Questionnaire or contacting Judy at HRA.
Eligibility Questionnaire     Contact Judy Today

Remodeling Resources

Minnesota Department of Labor & Industry
Find out when is a contractor license required.

Office of Minnesota Attorney General
Print a copy of the “Citizens Guide to Home Building and Remodeling”

372A.02, subd.3 Home Improvement warranties
Find the Statutory warranty for Home Improvements

Related Links

Energy Star
Information on energy efficiency homes, products, and savings.
HUD
Contact Housing and Urban Development with general housing issues.

Lutheran Social Services
Financial counseling (budget, foreclosure, bankruptcy etc.)

FHEO
Contact the Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity with housing discrimination complaints or concerns.
MN Attorney General
Visit the MN Attorney General website for information on home building and remodeling, buying or selling a home, & the rights and responsibilities of tenants and landlords.
Minnesota Housing
Helps people buy their first homes, fix up their existing homes, build and fix up affordable apartments, shelters and supportive housing.

Asbestos/Lead Hazards/Radon:
MN Department of Health Asbestos
MN Department of Health Lead Hazards
MDH Contractor Lead Training Courses
US EPA
EPA Leas Base Documents & Outreach Materials
Office of Lead Hazard Control & Healthy Homes
HUD Healthy Homes & Lead Hazard Fact Sheets – Is Your Family at Risk?
MN Department of Health Radon