City of Palo Alto

News

In March, households across the country are scheduled to receive U.S. Census Bureau mail with instructions on how to complete the 2020 Census questionnaire online, by phone or by mail. Please participate by completing the questionnaire. From May through July, Census workers will visit households that haven’t responded to the 2020 Census to help ensure a complete count. For more information, visit The City of Palo Alto's webpage or the Public Library. Let’s make sure everyone is counted!

Repairs

Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley has partnered with the City of Palo Alto to offer home repairs to low-income homeowners.

We make repairs that directly impact a homeowner’s health, safety and quality of life. Eligible repairs in this city include but are not limited to:

Eligible Repairs


  • Roofs
  • Stairs & Porches
  • Exterior Siding
  • Water Heaters
  • Windows
  • Painting
  • Plumbing
  • Electrical
  • Heating
  • Grab Bars
  • Cooling
  • Flooring
  • Accessibility Upgrades
  • Ramps
  • 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 Policy
  • Income documentation for all household members 18 years of age and older

Funding Provided


Repair assessments are made to determine the scope of work and funding.

In your city, Emergency & Minor Repair grants up to $10,000 are available for single family home owners.

Grant Terms


2019 Maximum Income depends on the number of people in your household. (Do not include fulltime caregivers as part of your household.)

Grants of up to $10,000 will be provided to qualified homeowners with incomes at or below 80% of Area Median Income(AMI). 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

Partnership Requirements

You must be willing to partner with our Home Repair and Construction staff. Habitat’s “sweat equity” requirements asks the homeowner to contribute toward to the competition of Habitat’s work on his or her home. Sweat equity may include time spent helping with the construction of your home (if physically able) or simply being a cooperative and gracious partner who is a welcoming host to the Habitat volunteers and staff.

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