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The City of Decatur is inviting contractors to apply for hundreds of home rehabilitation projects as part of a multi-million-dollar neighborhood revitalization initiative. More than $6 million in American Rescue Plan (ARP) monies has been allocated for home rehabilitation by the Decatur City Council. Over the next two years, the City hopes to rehab 150-300 homes.


To help us meet this demand, we are seeking interest from pre-qualified, qualified, and lead-abatement rehab contractors. Minority, disadvantaged, and women-owned businesses are strongly encouraged to submit the necessary information per the opens in a new windowContractor’s Manualopens PDF file to be considered for this program.


The owner-occupied rehabilitation program is a lottery system that is targeting the City’s urban core. Homeowners inside the targeted neighborhoods completed a pre-application, and those that were drawn are being notified by mail.


Some of the program objectives are:

  1. To remove unhealthy or hazardous housing conditions in low- and moderate-income areas
  2. To revitalize and preserve the existing housing stock
  3. To preserve and increase the property values in low-and moderate-income neighborhoods
  4. To encourage employment and training opportunities for residents and minority persons through the opportunity to bid on housing rehab programs
  5. To create sustainable mixed-income neighborhoods in the urban core


Bids from interested contractors will require prevailing wage, excluding any lead-abatement work.


As part of this program, the City has partnered with Land of Lincoln Credit Union to set up a robust fund that is attractive and easy to access. Contractors that become pre-qualified or qualified may automatically be approved for the Contractor’s Loan Fund. The Loan Fund will help contractors that may not have the necessary cash flow for payroll, materials, supplies, transportation, lodging, etc.


Please click the button below to access the opens in a new windowContractor’s Manualopens PDF file . For any help, reach out to the Neighborhood Revitalization Division, Connie Hamilton, at 217-450-2350, or Interested companies can join our optional contractor’s meeting via Zoom on August 26, 2022 at 9am to get more information.


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