Housing Rehabilitation & Lead Remediation


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The Mayor's Office of Housing and Community Development provides assistance to single-family home owners and to owners of multi-family properties to rehabilitate property in need of repair and/or in need of lead remediation. We offer both grants and loans for these services with each program having its own qualifying criteria. Please read through the information carefully before contacting our office for assistance.

CalHOME PROGRAM - A program to assist homeowners of one to four unit properties to address code deficiencies, health and safety hazards, deferred maintenance, meet housing standards, remediate lead-based paint hazards, and to provide accessibility modifications. Loans are for low-income homeowners who are unable to secure conventional financing.

LEAD HAZARD CONTROL PROGRAMS - Provides grants to both single family and multi-family home owners to remediate lead hazards. Priority is given to properties with children under the age of 6.

Side by side comparison of the programs:


 Program Type of Product Eligible Applicant  Income Eligibility  Number of Units  Max. Amount of Funds  Terms and Interst Rates 
 CalHOME  Loan  Owner-Occupant HUD Low Income adjusted by household size (pdf) 1-4, work restricted to owner-occupied units and common areas 105% of Loan to (post-work appraisal) Value

3% simple interest rate. 30 years or due at sale, transfer of title, or non-owner occupancy, whichever comes first.

Lead Hazard Control / Healthy Homes Grant Program Grant Low-income home owners and/or low-income tenants HUD Low Income adjusted by household size (pdf) Single family homes and multi-unit properties $5,000 per unit N/A