The purpose of the program is to preserve and improve existing housing and to eliminate health and safety problems. Secured deferred loans up to $25,000 are available to income-qualified homeowners for eligible home improvements. There are no payments during the deferment period and no interest is assessed on the loan at anytime. The loan is due in full if the property is sold or there is a title transfer, under certain refinance conditions, or if the property is rented.
Properties with second mortgages are not eligible for these programs. All programs are funded on a first-come, first-served, available funding basis.
Lead-Based Paint Requirements
If your home was built prior to 1978 it may contain lead-based paint. The following are resources to help you understand how to protect yourself and your family.
- Renovate Right: Important Lead Hazard Information for Families, Childcare Providers and Schools
- Protect Your Family from Lead
- Protect Your Family from Lead (Spanish)
The Community Development Division follows a Deferred Loan Reconveyance Process when Housing Rehab loans must be repaid. Repayment is required if the home is sold, converted into a rental, or is refinanced to remove equity.
The Community Development Division follows a Subordination Policy whenever past participants of the Housing Rehab program want to refinance their Housing Rehab loan. City staff are not permitted to alter from the Subordination Policy in any circumstance.