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Home Repair Assistance

Published on: 2/13/2013 4:18 PM
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Background
 
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has provided funds to benefit the unincorporated areas of Santa Clara County and the cities of Campbell, Cupertino, Los Altos, Los Gatos, Morgan Hill, Saratoga, and Town of Los Altos Hills, by encouraging homeowners in these jurisdictions to maintain and/or improve their properties. The funds are distributed in the form of low cost loans, which are available to homeowners who meet the income eligibility requirements established by HUD.
 
Santa Clara County Housing Rehabilitation Program
 
The Santa Clara County Housing Rehabilitation Program is part of the County of Santa Clara’s Housing and Community Development Program. It assists homeowners in the unincorporated areas of Santa Clara County and administers the programs for Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos, and Saratoga.

Services Provided
 
  • Survey of existing conditions.
  • Written report of all deficiencies.
  • Total cost estimate of the work described.
  • Assistance in obtaining bids from licensed contractors.
  • Inspection of repair work while in progress.
  • Inspection of repair work upon completion.
  • Warranty inspections.
  • Mediation of disputes.
Rehabilitation Loans
 
Eligibility
Persons who are generally eligible include individuals on fixed income (i.e. retirement pensions, social security, SSI payments) and low-income families. Please contact your rehab office (see below) for more information.
 
Terms
Loan terms range from 3% (amortized) to 6% (deferred payment) interest. In certain cases, principal and interest may even be deferred until the house is sold or the title transferred to another owner. Each jurisdiction has established its own loan limits and conditions.
 
Uses
Loans may be used for the following home repairs:
 
  • New roof
  • Heating
  • Painting
  • Structural Repairs
  • Electrical Repairs
  • PlumbingOther property improvements
  
Contact County of Santa Clara       (408) 441-0261
 
Campbell                                        (408) 866-2137
 
Cupertino                                       (408) 777-3200
 
Los Altos*                                      (408) 441-0261
 
Los Altos Hills*                               (408) 441-0261
 
Los Gatos*                                     (408) 354-6820
 
Morgan Hill                                     (408) 776-7373
 
Saratoga*                                      (408) 441-0261
 
 
 
*program administered by the County of Santa Clara HCD Office.