The City's Housing Rehabilitation Program offers a home repair grant of up to $5,000 for needed improvements including compliance with health and safety standards. You must own your home, reside in the home as your primary residence, and meet federal low income guidelines to be eligible for the program. Eligible activities include, but are not limited to, minor home repairs, exterior and interior painting, accessibility improvements for persons with disabilities. As of July 1, 2017, the City has contracted with the nonprofit Rebuilding Together Oakland | East Bay to administer the Housing Rehabilitation Program. For more information about the program, please contact Rebuilding Together Oakland/East Bay via email or at 510-625-0316, ext. 102 or or to view a flyer with more details (PDF).
Rebuilding Together staff will review your application for eligibility and then contact you. The program is funded with federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and funds are limited annually. Eligible applicants are typically funded on a first-come, first-serve basis, although priority may be given to applicants who face an urgent health or safety need.