January 31, 2011
New Economic Incentive Program Encourages Arlington
Homeowners to Make Property Improvements
The Arlington Board of Realtors and the City of Arlington
announce a new economic incentive for homeowners who make
substantial, capital improvements to their property.
According to Community Services Interim Director David
Zappasodi, homeowners who participate in the Arlington Home
Improvement Incentive Program may receive a financial
incentive in the form of a rebate.
The amount of the rebate is based on the amount of increase
in the city portion of their property taxes following the
completion of home improvements.
If a homeowner’s city property tax were to increase by $200
following the completion of the improvements, the homeowner
would receive $2,000 or ten times the amount of the increase
as a rebate from the City of Arlington, Zappasodi said.
According to Arlington Board of Realtors President and CEO
Larry Johnson, the City of Arlington and the Arlington Board
of Realtors worked together to develop a program to
encourage homeowners to improve residential property
conditions, to make energy efficient home improvements, and
to positively affect the value of residential housing in
All Arlington homeowners are eligible to participate in the
program, except those who are delinquent in taxes or other
fees due to the City.
To qualify, the improvement project must cost at least
$20,000, be made to a single-family home in Arlington, and
completed within 24 months of project approval.
Participating homeowners are required to submit an
application to the Housing Authority of the City of
Arlington prior to making improvements. Homeowners must also
provide a cost estimate for the improvement project, consent
to periodic inspections during construction, and verify
final construction costs.
To learn more about the Arlington Home Improvement Incentive
Program and how to participate, visit
Interested homeowners can also e-mail
Nicolette.Arceneaux@arlingtonhousing.us or call
817-276-6740 for more information.