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Repairs

Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley has partnered with the City of San Jose 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
  • 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 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 $15,000 are available for single family and mobile homeowners. Loans of up to $20,000 are also available for mobile homeowners

Grant Terms

Grants of up to $8,000 will be provided to qualified homeowners with incomes at or below 80% Area Median Income (AMI). Maximum income limits are:

Limited rehabilitation work (grants of $5,000-$15,000) is to be performed at a $50 charge to the homeowner.

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

$69,000

$78,850

$88,700

$98,550

$106,450

$114,350

$122,250

$130,100

Contra Costa

$69,000

$78,850

$88,700

$98,550

$106,450

$114,350

$122,250

$130,100

Santa Clara

$72,750

$83,150

$93,550

$103,900

$112,250

$120,550

$128,850

$137,150

2019 Maximum Income depends on the number of people in your household not including fulltime caregivers

Partnership Requirements


  • Limited rehabilitation work (grants of $5,000-$15,000) is to be performed at a $50 charge to the homeowner.
  • 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 can include time spent helping with the construction of your home (if physically able) or 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

Click here to visit the City of San José Housing Department