Since 1995 the Bancroft Neighborhood Association (BNA) has used $145,000 of Bancroft’s Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP) dollars to provide low-interest home improvement loans to Bancroft homeowners through TCF National Bank. In 2016, after 20 years, the program has come to an end. A total of $1.4 million was loaned out to over 160 households in the Bancroft neighborhood. The BNA board is currently looking to put together a new loan program that could be available in 2018.




BNA offers a Security Rebate Program to homeowners located within the Bancroft neighborhood. As an incentive for basic security enhancements to homes in the Bancroft neighborhood, the Bancroft Neighborhood Association (BNA) will provide a rebate up to $50 for eligible safety-related improvements. See our program information sheet to apply.



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2 Responses to “Home Improvement”

  1. Matt Tennant 09. Dec, 2010 at 2:26 pm #

    I’m very interested in your home improvement loan and I’m wondering how many years recipients have to pay off the loan?

    • Jessica 03. Jan, 2011 at 9:03 pm #

      Thanks for your interest, Matt. Typically, home owners have 1 year for every $1,000 borrowed, up to 12 years. Please feel free to get in touch with any other questions.