Now in its sixth year, the Cambridge Façade Improvement Program has helped homeowners and business owners improve the appearance of their buildings to increase property values and contribute to a positive appearance to city residents and visitors. This effort is funded by a Community Legacy grant through the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development and administered by the City of Cambridge’s office of Economic and Community Development.
The program has tackled everything from small porch repairs to large, high profile commercial projects, offering up to 50% of eligible expenses, not to exceed $7,500. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, but commercial applications and projects showing particular need and community significance can sometimes receive preference.
“We’re excited to see the program reaching out into new areas of our community,” said Brandon Hesson, Associate Director of Economic Development for the City of Cambridge. “Making necessary repairs isn’t always easy, but we hope this program helps ease the burden.”
To be eligible, properties must be located within the designated Cambridge Sustainable Community boundary and be owner-occupied. Prior to beginning the application process, applicants are encouraged to confirm their eligibility by contacting Cambridge Economic and Community Development at 410-221-6074, or at email@example.com.