Cleburne Pride Home Improvement Incentive Program

The Cleburne Pride Home Improvement Incentive Program is designed to encourage investment in Cleburne’s single-family housing stock by providing homeowners with financial incentives for making certain exterior improvements to their properties through a matching funds incentive program. The program applies to single-family homes that are at least 30 years of age. Objectives of the program include:

  • Improving neighborhood “curb appeal”
  • Supporting community pride in ownership
  • Revitalizing and rehabilitating older residential structures for the purpose of preservation and protection of the ad valorem property tax base
  • Offering the potential for energy cost savings as a byproduct of certain improvements

In general, the Program provides reimbursement to the property owner of up to $5,000 based on a maximum 30% program match for eligible exterior improvements to single-family homes located within the city limits of Cleburne. Eligible projects must have a minimum cost of $4,000. City Council shall have the discretion to increase or decrease the award amount based on the scope of the project or other extenuating factors.

  • Single-family homes only (owner-occupied, rental, or vacant); duplexes or other multi-family dwellings are ineligible
  • Home must be a minimum of 30 years old at the time of application, as determined by Johnson County Central Appraisal District (JCAD)
  • Eligible improvements/repairs shall not begin before the application is approved and Notice to Proceed has been issued 
  • Eligible Improvements apply to exterior projects only
  • Improvements must comply with all applicable state and local code requirements 
  • Proof property taxes and homeowners insurance are current
  • Documentation confirming property ownership 
  • Two bid estimates must accompany application for consideration
  • Participants are eligible for no more than one program award per 12-month period from completion of previous project under this program, if applicable.