Housing Rehabilitation Grant Program

On July 16, 2014, City Council approved a new Low-Income Senior Homeowner Rehabilitation Grant Program. Contact information for our non-profit partner, the Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley, is included below. Highlights of this program include the following.

Income Eligibility
  1. Grants - The gross annual income of the Senior and/or disabled applicant may not exceed 80% of Area Median Income (AMI). For 2016, that amount is $67,900 or less for a family of two.
Equipment or Materials in Need of Repair or Replacement
Examples of eligible repairs listed in the Housing Rehabilitation Grant Program guidelines  include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Disabled Access
  • Electrical
  • Exterior/Interior Painting
  • Floor Covering Repair or Replacement When it Poses a Health or Safety Hazard
  • Gutter
  • Health, Safety and Structural Problems
  • Heating and Water Heating Systems
  • Plumbing Repair or Replacement
  • Repairs to Carports, Decks and Steps
  • Roof
  • Seismic Retrofit
  • Skirting Repair or Replacement
  • Swamp Coolers
  • Weatherization and Energy Efficiency Upgrades
  • Window, Door and Siding Repair or Replacement
  • Other Improvements as Determined by the Housing Rehabilitation Program
Emergency Repairs
  • Includes roofing, plumbing, electrical, heating, water and sewer lines, etc.
  • Also includes health and safety problems not covered by a homeowner's insurance and deemed emergencies due to climatic conditions or the existence of hazardous situations, such as loss of electricity, heating, or hot water, a recent disability, a serious water leak or a broken sewer line.

Code Violations
Repairs which correct violations or deficiencies under applicable Building and Housing Codes.

For Owner-Occupied Single Family and Mobile Home Housing - An applicant is eligible for a repair grant when the applicant is a senior (62 years of age or older) and/or disabled.

Grant amount maximum will be $5,000 although special hardship cases may be approved for grants up to $7,500.

Additional Information
For additional information about the City's Housing Rehabilitation Grant Programs please contact the Shannon Ward, Client Services Manager for the Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley. Or you can call Shannon at 408-578-9519.