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: 


  • Termite 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.  These programs include the Single-Family Home Grant, Rebate and Low-Interest Loan Programs, the Mobile Home Rehabilitation Grant and Rebate Programs, and the Disability Modification Grant Program.

Single-Family Home Grant Program

Under the City of Fountain Valley Single-Family Home Grant Program, qualified low-income homeowners may receive a 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


Under the City of Fountain Valley Single-Family Home Rebate Program, qualified low income homeowners can receive a 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 Loan Program


Loans provided under this program accrue simple annual interest at a rate of 3%, up to $25,000 with varying loan terms and monthly payment amounts depending on each applicant’s ability to repay the loan. However, households with limited disposable income may qualify to receive a deferred loan.  Under the Deferred Loan program, qualified homeowners may receive a twenty-five (25) year loan with no required monthly payments.   

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.
 

Mobile Home Grant Program


Qualified low income mobile homeowners may receive a 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

Under the City of Fountain Valley Mobile Home Rebate Program, qualified low-income homeowners can receive a 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.

  

2018 Housing Assistance Program Income Limits

Number of Persons in Household
Low Income Limits
1 $66,500
2 $76,000
3 $85,500
4 $94,950
5 $102,550
6 $110,150
7 $117,750
8 $125,350