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Note: This program is still moving projects forward during the Shelter in Place response to COVID-19. Now is a great time to learn more or apply for services!

Repairs

Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley offers two programs in Fremont to make repairs that directly impact a homeowner’s health, safety and quality of life.

In partnership with the City of Fremont grants and loans are available for up to $50,000. Emergency & Minor Repair grants up to $10,000 are available for single family and mobile home owners.

Habitat also administers the Renew Alameda County program, funded by Measure A1 Bond funds, for projects from $15,000 - $150,000.  Renew Alameda County (Renew AC) empowers low-income homeowners to remain safely in their homes. The program provides affordable, low-interest deferred payment loans to qualified homeowners. 

These loans will be used for home improvement projects that help create a safe and comfortable home. The program is administered by Alameda County with funding provided by Alameda County taxpayers who approved the Measure A1 Housing Bond in November 2016. While the program is an Alameda County Housing & Community Development initiative, the program is operated by Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley. To learn more and apply, visit RenewAC.org

Eligible Repairs


  • Roofs
  • Stairs & Porches
  • Exterior Siding
  • Water Heaters
  • Painting
  • Plumbing
  • Electrical
  • Heating
  • Cooling
  • Flooring
  • Accessibility Upgrades
  • Ramps
  • Windows
  • Grab Bars
  • Door Locks

Required Documentation


  • Photo IDs and Proof of Legal Residency for all Applicants
  • Copy of Certificate of Title
  • Proof of occupancy (including space lease agreement if in a mobile home)
  • Copy of Homeowner’s Insurance Polic
  • Income documentation for all household members 18 years of age and older

Funding Provided


Through City of Fremont funding, projects up to $50,000 will be considered. If home improvement projects exceed that amount, consider applying to the Renew Alameda County (RenewAC) loan program, which covers projects up to $150,000.

Grants

A limited number of grants will be awarded for projects up to $10,000 on single family and mobile homes.

Loan Terms

Homeowners with income of up to 50% AMI are required to make a one-time payment of $50 toward the total cost of the repair. Homeowners with income between 51% and 80% of AMI are required to make a one-time payment of $100 toward the total cost of the repair. Repairs are funded by a loan for the remaining costs less a one-time $200 payment in an amount up to $50,000. The loan is a no interest, no payment loan for 20 years. After the first 10 years of the loan term 10% of the loan amount will be forgiven each year. After 20 years, nothing is owed.

View an overview PDF of these programs here.

Income Qualification

To qualify for grant or loan, your household income (including everyone who lives there except full time caregivers) must be at or below 80% of Area Median Income(AMI). Current maximum income limits are:

County 1 person 2 People 3 People 4 People 5 People 6 people 7 People 8 People
Alameda

$73,100

$83,550

$94,000

$104,400

$112,800

$121,150

$129,500

$137,850

Contra Costa

$73,100

$83,550

$94,000

$104,400

$112,800

$121,150

$129,500

$137,850

Santa Clara

$78,550

$89,750

$100,950

$112,150

$121,150

$130,100

$139,100

$148,050

Submit a Request for service

For more information:
Call 510-803-3388
Email HomeRepair@HabitatEBSV.org
Call 510-803-3388 to arrange accommodations, or Dial 800-735-2929 for TTY/TDD services.

Additional Resources

Visit the City of Fremont Housing Division

Download Habitat's Alameda County Resource Guide

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