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Norfolk Implements Retire in Place Assistance Program

Town is Now Accepting Applications

A new Retire in Place Assistance (RIPA) program is now available to Norfolk residents, provided by the Norfolk Municipal Affordable Housing Trust.

The RIPA program provides limited financial assistance to income-eligible seniors or disabled households to help repair and rehabilitate existing owner-occupied housing units in the Norfolk community.

Completed applications for this funding round were made available Jan. 5 and will be reviewed by Feb. 15, 2024.

Grants are reviewed and awarded once per year. Norfolk residents who are interested in applying can acquire an application by emailing Affordable Housing Director Susan Jacobson at [email protected]. Applications are also available at the Town Hall, One Liberty Lane, and the Senior Center, 28 Medway Branch.

Requirements for Eligibility:

• The property is in Norfolk, is owned by the applicant, is the primary residence of the applicant and the applicant intends to remain a resident of Norfolk for the next 12 months.

• At least one household member is age 65 or older or disabled.

• The household income is not higher than 50% of the Boston Area Median Income.

• The property assessment is below the Town of Norfolk median assessed value for a single-family home.

• The applicant agrees to sign the Grant Agreement and to notify the Norfolk Municipal Affordable Housing Trust prior to selling or listing the home for sale within the 12 months following payment under this program.

The grant limit is $5,000 per applicant, or per household. Grants are reviewed and awarded once per year. Applications will be evaluated and prioritized based on program funding, health and safety considerations, and financial need of the applicant, including income and asset information.

Additional questions can be directed to Director Jacobson at 508-440-2812.