Housing Improvement Program (HIP)

 
LOCAL CONTRACTORS, LICENSED TRADESMEN and ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTANTS SOUGHT FOR HOUSING IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM
  

 

The City of Temple Community Development Department is seeking experienced Contractors / Environmental Consultants for minor home repairs and accessibility accommodations. The Housing Improvement Program activities will provide repair to vital components of single-family dwellings and/or removal of architectural barriers limiting accessibility for elderly or disabled persons. Contractors / Environmental Consultants are encouraged to complete a Qualification and Certification application to be eligible to participate in this program.

The Program seeks to work with local businesses, material suppliers, licensed tradesmen, specialty and general contractors, remodelers, and environmental consultants to perform necessary project repairs and/or construction operations to repair or rehabilitate single-family residential owner occupied dwellings. Repairs to essential components of the dwelling could include heating, ventilation/ air-conditioning mechanics, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, brick/tile and masonry, roofers, soft floor layers, landscapers, insulation installers, painters and drywall hangers/finishers.

Funding for this program is provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through the federally funded Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). Minority and Women Business Enterprises (MBE/WBE) and Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUBs) are encouraged to participate in this program.

Interested firms, corporations, or individuals are required to complete a contractor / environmental consultant certification form, maintain general liability insurance and comply with Workman’s Compensation and Equal Employment Opportunity regulations. An approved applicant will be registered to be notified of projects related to this program, as homeowners are approved through the Housing Improvement Program.

City codes, state and Federal laws have been adopted and apply to construction in the City of Temple. These codes and laws provide minimum requirements to secure the beneficial interest, which are public safety, health and general welfare -- through structural strength, stability, sanitation, adequate light and ventilation, and safety to life and property from fire and other hazards attributed to the built environment, including alteration, repair, removal, demolition, use and occupancy of buildings structures or premises. Prior to any person, firm or corporation performing or contracting to perform a construction operation within the city limits for which a permit is required, they shall first obtain a general construction license issued by the City of Temple Permits and Inspections Department. The license issued is in lieu of requiring a surety bond from the contractor for any construction operation governed by the City Code of Ordinances. The license does not substitute for any permit required, nor does it substitute for any license required under the City Code of Ordinances or State law.

 

Contact the General Services Division at 254-298-5997 to obtain additional information. The application material is below:

 
An orientation meeting will be held on September 21, 2016 at 101 North Main Street, Temple, TX at the Historic Post Office – Community Resource Center at 10:00 a.m. Staff will provide a brief overview of the program and will be available to answer any questions.