Housing Rehabilitation Program

As part of an ongoing effort to preserve and enhance its residential neighborhoods, the City of Fountain Valley is offering federal funds to qualified low-income homeowners in making needed repairs to their homes. The City of Fountain Valley Home Improvement Program grants, rebates, and loans, are funded through a grant received from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. Eligible repairs include:

  • Treatment and wood damage repair
  • Roof repair or replacement 
  • Abatement of code violations
  • Plastering, siding, and stucco
  • Interior and exterior painting
  • Heating and electrical systems
  • Plumbing
  • Accessibility modifications

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 Grant   

Due 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 Program  

Grant 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 Program  

    Rebate 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 Program  

      Grant 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 Program  

        Rebate 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.

                                   2020 HUD Income Limits

        Number of Persons in Household
        Income Limit
        1 $71,750
        2 $82,000
        3 $92,250
        4 $102,450
        5 $110,650
        6 $118,850
        7 $127,050
        8 $135,250