CDBG - Fair Housing Officers & Municipality Support

The Cattarugus County Health Department and Rural Revitalization Corporation have partnered together to offer a well and septic system repair program.  This Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program helps low-to-moderate income homeowners repair or replace failing septic systems, private water supplies, and public water services in Cattaraugus County.

There are eligibility requirements to be in the program:

  • The home must be owned and occupied by the person appying for assistance.
  • Only single-family homes are eligible.
  • Property taxes, homeowner's insurance, and mortgage payments must be current.
  • Income guidelines apply.  Income limits increase with the number of household members.  The household gross annual income limits for program eligibility are:
    1 person 2 people 3 people 4 people 5 people 6 people 7 people 8 people
    $36,050 $41,200 $46,350 $51,450 $55,600 $59,700 $63,800 $67,950
  • Estimates from eligibile contractors will be obtained before determining the amount of funding and its uses.
  • The Cattaraugus County Health Department and Rural Revitalization Corporation will inspect each repair after completion.
  • Homes under land contracts, rental property, or trailer parks are not eligible for this program.
  • A 5-year mortgage note lien will be filed with the Cattaraugus County Clerk's office.
  • For an application, give us a call at 716-373-4100 or email