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FAQ Topic: Property & housing

Home Improvement

Not sure if you need a license/permit for your home improvement project? We have a “cheat sheet” to help you: HIC-CSL-Table-Revised-August-8-21-2018 Call the Building Department for more information at 413-322-5600

Can the City help me improve my property?

The City of Holyoke under the Office for Community Development manages the Neighborhood Improvement Program – (NIP Up to 60% rebates) for home improvements in 1-4 unit, owner-occupied properties that meet certain criteria such as income. The Rental Neighborhood Improvement Program – (RNIP) offers low-interest loans for 3+ unit rental property improvements, including lead paint … Continued

I want to buy a home in Holyoke, what now?

The City of Holyoke is committed to homeownership and provides many different programs and incentives aimed at helping future homeowners. There is a dedicated website tailored to provide and guide prospective homeowners in their journey, visit www.buyholyokenow.com and discover the many resources Holyoke has to offer.

How can I get information and help finding affordable housing?

The Holyoke Housing Authority helps individuals with access to apartments and housing for low-income residents and others who qualify for assistance, please visit their webpage https://www.holyokehousing.org/ or call them directly at 413-539-2220 for more information. Wayfinders is another great resource within the community that helps individuals with access to affordable housing learn more at https://www.wayfindersma.org/ 

How can I get information of my property?

The City of Holyoke provides residents and businesses the ability to access property field cards, official tax maps, ownership information, and property valuations. You can find this information through our online Property Viewer or https://holyokema.mapgeo.io/

What are my tenant rights?

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How do I pay my property taxes?

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