Residential Rehabilitation

Franklin Development Corporation Indiana

Residential Revolving Loan and Grant Fund

This program is a cooperative community project developed to encourage and aid the rehabilitation and renovation of historic and/or underutilized homes within the Integrated Economic Development Area of historic Franklin.

Our program benefits everyone by

  • increasing the homeowner's investment value

  • improving our community's overall quality of life

  • attracting great people to our community 

Let's Talk About Your Project


Franklin Development Corporation Indiana

Residential Loan Application

Eligibility for our residential program includes household income limits.


Complete and submit your application to our office at Franklin City Hall. 


Click here for the grant cycle application deadlines and the Loan Committee meeting dates.

Franklin Development Corporation Indiana

What to Know

  • Income limitations apply.
  • Percentages of the loan that will be forgiven range from 50 to 100 percent based on occupancy and income.
  • Loan proceeds may be used for exterior property renovation.
  • Projects must adhere to the Corporation's architectural design guidelines.
  • Approved applications will receive a loan of a maximum sum of $25,000, provided the loan makes up no more than 50 percent of the total market value of the improved property.
  • The minimum loan amount is $5,000, and the amount of the loan that is forgivable for owner-occupied households will be directly proportional to an income limit documentation system.
Integrated Economic Development Area Qualification

This program is limited to residential structures located within these designated districts.


Contractor Information

See how you can find an Approved Contractor, become an Approved Contractor and view the Commercial and Residential Architectural Guidelines.


Franklin Development Corporation Indiana

Residential Project Gallery

Property Recovery Task Force

The Franklin Development Corporation Property Recovery Task Force is a committee working together with the City of Franklin and the Johnson County Commissioners to assume properties that have been abandoned and/or go unsold at tax sale. 

These are properties that the free market has been unable or unwilling to make whole due to a number of reasons, most commonly excessive delinquent taxes. Often the past due tax bill is too much of a burden to potential investors. 

Success Story

280 Circle Drive

The Property Recovery Task Force worked with Stout Renovations to restore this structure back to a safe, single-family home. The home had been abandoned for 10 years and squatters did serious damage. The renovations were begun in August 2021 and completed in November 2021. The property was sold to a single-family in December 2021.