The City of Alhambra offers an income-qualified program to help qualified homeowners to make home repairs. To qualify for this program, a homeowner must be income-eligible per HUD's income limits based on the household size.
Home Improvement Assistance Program
The Home Improvement Assistance Program aims to correct building/property deficiencies and to bring the dwelling(s) up to health and safety standards. Assistance is available to help qualified homeowners with home repairs such as heating and air conditioning replacements; water heater replacement; plumbing and electrical upgrades; structural, mechanical, and foundation improvements; roof, ceiling, and flooring repairs; enhanced ADA accessibility and more! Loans available include:
Major Rehabilitation Deferred Loan: property improvements exceed $50,000
Minor Rehabilitation Deferred Loan: property improvements are less than $50,000
The zero-interest rate loan may be forgiven over time if all conditions are met.
To qualify, applicants must own the home and occupy the unit as their primary place of residence. Applicants must also meet household income limits.
The income limits for the program are as follows:
The Home Improvement Assistance Program is funded in part by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development through the Community Development Block Grant Program and HOME Program. For more information on home improvement assistance, view the Homeowner Rehabilitation Program and Application Packet (PDF).
*For homeowners who are not eligible for the City’s program, the City has authorized the PACE program which can provide financing for projects like energy or water efficiency, renewable energy, solar panels, or seismic retrofits to residential, commercial, and industrial properties without a down payment or up-front capital costs. Costs can be repaid over a long period of time as an additional assessment on the property tax bill. Currently, the two major Joint Powers Authority (JPA) programs that operate in the state are the Golden State Finance Authority (GSFA) and the California Statewide Communities Development Authority (CSCDA) which were both authorized in Alhambra in order to enable more options for PACE applicants.
Interested residents can reach out directly to these PACE Program Administrators to find out more information about the program.