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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 has partnered with The City of Walnut Creek to provide health and safety, property maintenance, energy efficiency, and disability accommodation repairs to low and moderate income homeowners.  This program is funded by the Community Development Block Grant program through the federal Housing and Urban Development Department.

Eligible Repairs


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

Funding Provided &
Requirements


Emergency Repair Grants

Minor repairs, not to exceed $20,000, are funded by a grant from your city government, so the repairs have no cost to you. Grants may be approved for health and safety problems only. Common uses for the grant program are replacing railings, installation of grab bars, water heaters, and minor plumbing or electrical repairs.

Home Rehabilitation Loans

For major repairs up to loans up to $65,000 are available. Subject to 1% simple interest with a 20-year term, they  require no payments until the home is sold or transferred (deferred) depending on the need of the borrower. Common uses for the loan program include: reroofing, sewer line replacement, termite and dry rot damage repair, furnace installation, electrical/plumbing repair and solar electric systems.

View an overview PDF of these programs here.

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  
Requirements

To qualify for the program you must:

  • Own your home. Single-family or condominiums eligible.
  • Live in your home. For loans, you must live in your home throughout the duration of the loan.
  • The funding must not result in total loan debt to home value ratio of more than 85% after the work is completed.
  • Earn no more than the maximum income for your household size, per chart below. Maximum Income depends on the number of people in your household not including fulltime caregivers 
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

Click here to visit the City of Walnut Creek Housing Division Webpage.

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