CRCOG has launched the Governor’s Foundation Testing Reimbursement Program. Please go to foundationtesting.org for more information and the application.
Under the program, homeowners are eligible for a 50 percent reimbursement – up to $2,000 – for the testing of two core samples within their homes. Homeowners who have visual testing conducted by a licensed professional engineer are eligible for a 100 percent reimbursement – up to $400. The homes must have been built after 1983 and be located within a 20-mile radius of the J.J. Mottes Concrete Company in Stafford Springs. The program, which is being funded by state bonding, will run until December 31, 2020 or until the funding has been expended, whichever is earlier.
Governor Malloy is coordinating with the Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG) to administer program. The organization will provide quarterly reports on testing results to the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection and the Attorney General’s Office.
“CRCOG is looking forward to helping homeowners suffering from crumbling foundations and we believe the website will enable an efficient and effective method for implementing the program,” Lyle Wray, Executive Director of CRCOG, said.
“We believe this is a great step forward and we continue to look forward to working with the Governor’s Office and the Capitol Region Council of Governments to assist impacted homeowners and towns,” John Filchak, Executive Director of Northeastern Connecticut Council of Governments, said.
The eligibility requirements outlined by the Connecticut Department of Housing for the program are as follows:
- The year the home was built must be on or after 1983.
- If the home was built before 1983, but there is an addition that was built after 1983, the addition is eligible for the program. The homeowner must supply proof that the addition was built after 1983 (building permit, CO or other similar documentation).
- The home must be within a 20-mile radius of J.J. Mottes Concrete Company in Stafford Springs.
- Homeowners are eligible for a 50 percent reimbursement, up to $2,000 for pyrrhotite testing of two core samples.
- Homeowners who have a visual inspection conducted are eligible for a 100 percent reimbursement, up to $400.
- Visual Inspections must be performed by a licensed professional engineer.