Home Improvement Program
- Plastering, siding, and stucco
- Interior and exterior painting
- Heating and electrical systems
Available Programs and Types of Assistance
The City of Fountain Valley Home Improvement Program provides several types of financial assistance to qualified low-income homeowners. All homes must be owner occupied and in need of repair. Qualified households of single-family residences may receive assistance under a maximum of 2 of the city's home improvement programs. Households that qualify for participation in multiple programs may choose to use both sources of assistance simultaneously or on separate occasions.
NEW: Home Exterior GrantDue to COVID-19 and the need for social distancing, the Home Improvement Program is temporarily restricted to the Home Exterior Grant. This grant provides a maximum of $10,000 for exterior improvements such as termite treatment and repair, and exterior paint. This one-time only benefit is available to both single-family and mobile home owners. Approval to this program will not affect future Home Improvement Program applications.
Single-Family Home Grant ProgramGrant of up to $14,000 for eligible repairs. The homeowner is not required to pay back any portion of the financial assistance received under this program. Grants are a one-time only form of assistance.
Single-Family Home Rebate ProgramRebate of up to $7,500 for reimbursement of expenses incurred in completing approved repairs/improvements. Rebate amounts are calculated at 50% of the total cost of improvements and are disbursed after the homeowner has paid for the initial cost of the repairs/improvements. Participants may utilize the Rebate Program once within any 7 year period.
Single-Family Home Deferred Loan Program
Loan up to $50,000 for eligible repairs. Loan accrues simple annual interest at a rate of 3%. Qualified homeowners to receive a twenty-five (25) year loan with no required monthly payments. Full repayment of the loan and accrued interest is due at sale or transfer.
Mobile Home Grant ProgramGrant of up $11,000 for eligible repairs or up to $13,500 if roof replacement is necessary. The homeowner is not required to pay back any portion of the financial assistance received under this program. Grants are a one time only form of assistance.
Mobile Home Rebate ProgramRebate of up to $5,000 for reimbursement of expenses incurred in completing approved repairs/improvements as part of the Home Improvement Program. Rebate amount is calculated at 50% of the total cost of improvements and is disbursed after the homeowner has paid for the initial cost of the repairs/improvements. Repeat assistance is allowed for rebates once every seven years.
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