Community Development Department

Housing and Human Services

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Housing Rehabilitation Program

The City of Livermore’s Housing Rehabilitation program is available to low-income home owners in Livermore, in need of home repairs. An eligible household must live in and hold title to the home, and the household’s income cannot exceed 80% of the area median income (AMI) as established by the Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD).

For 2016 income limits, click here.

For Homeowners

  • Major Owner Rehabilitation Loans
    The objective of this rehabilitation program is to bring all systems up to standard (e.g., electrical, plumbing, mechanical, HVAC roofing, etc.). The program provides a low-interest, amortized or deferred loan of up to $35,000 to qualifying low income home owners.
  • Minor Home Repair Grants
    Repairs are made to correct immediate threats to the health and safety of the occupants (e.g., electrical, plumbing, carpentry, etc.). The program offers grants of up to $5,000 for very low income home owners with household incomes that do not exceed 50% of the AMI for labor and materials.

For Mobile Homeowners

  • Mobile Home Repair Grant and Loan Program
    This program provides grants and loans for mobile home repairs to correct immediate threats to the health and safety of the occupants (e.g., electrical, plumbing, roofing, carpentry, etc.). Households with incomes that do not exceed 80% of the AMI for labor and materials may qualify for a grant maximum of up to $5,000 for labor and materials. For repairs that exceed $5,000 applicants will be required to apply for loan funds for labor and materials. 

Other Programs

  • Paint Grants and Loans

    Through the paint grant program, eligible home owners with incomes at or below 50% of the AMI can receive a grant of up to $5,000 for exterior painting of their residence.

  • Accessibility Grants and Loans

    This program’s objective is to offer eligible accessibility improvements to low-income tenants and owner-occupants to increase independent living. Eligible improvements include: removal of architectural barriers; installation of ramps, safety hand rails, and/or grab bars; widening of kitchen and/or bathroom doorways; installation of accessible toilets, showers, tubs, sinks, and other related improvements. Applicants with incomes at or below 50% AMI are eligible for a grant of up to $5,000; households with income above 50% AMI, but at or below 80% AMI will be required to apply for loan funds.        

Forms and Documents​

- Housing Rehabilitation Program Guidelines

- Flyer (English)

- Flyer (Spanish)

- Application
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

- Program Grades and Standards

- How to Apply


Loan Documents

- Loan Agreement
- Deed of Trust
- Promissory Note
- Grant Agreement

Additional Resources

Links to Dept. of Consumer Affairs Contractors State License Board
- Hire A Contractor 
- DoItRight/HireContractor
- How to Check a Contractor’s License 

Links to California Department of Housing and Community Development
- Mobile Home Ombudsman
- Alameda County Housing and Community Development (HCD) Department

 

 

For assistance through the City of Livermore's Housing Rehabilitation Program, you may email us at housing@cityoflivermore.net or contact us by phone at 925-960-4590.