Housing Repair & Rehabilitation

Minor Home Repair

The Minor Home Repair Program assists homeowners with the repair of health and safety hazards. Homeowners can qualify for a forgivable loan of up to $15,000 for single-family homes or $7,500 for mobile homes. The loan is forgiven over a 10-year period (10% per year) if the homeowner continues to live in the home and meet the terms of the loan agreement.

How do I know if I qualify?

Your household may qualify if:

  • You earn less than 80% of the area median income, adjusted for household size. The 2022 income limit is $56,750 for a one-person household and $81,050 for a four-person household. (Please call for other household sizes or current income information.)
  • You own your home, either with or without a mortgage.
  • The home is within the incorporated limits of the City of Elk Grove.
  • The home has one or more health and safety hazards.
  • You have lived in the home for at least one year.
  • You can maintain the property in a safe and clean manner for the next 10 years.
  • You are current on your mortgage and property tax payments.
  • You have homeowner’s insurance.

How do I apply for assistance?

This program is currently at capacity.  Please contact the Housing Division at (916) 478-2254 to be put on a waiting list.

What repairs are eligible?

There must be an existing health and safety hazard to receive assistance. Common types of repairs include:

  • Roof repair or replacement
  • Heating and cooling system repair or replacement
  • Water heater replacement
  • Plumbing repair
  • Electrical repair
  • Mold or water intrusion remediation
  • Accessibility improvements

What repairs are not eligible?

These types of improvements are generally not eligible:

  • Landscaping (including tree removal)
  • Cosmetic improvements, such as painting or flooring
  • Repairs to garages and other non-living spaces
  • Routine maintenance
  • Appliance repair
  • Purchase of appliances or furnishings

I have other questions. How can I get more information?

Please contact the Housing department at (916) 478-2254 or [email protected].

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