Home Repair Program
Types of Housing Repair Programs Does the County of Riverside Offer?
The County offers two programs for seniors and disabled persons,
and a home rehabilitation program for low-income households.
Assistance under all three programs is available for homes located
in any unincorporated area in Riverside County, or within one of
the following cooperating cities:
following cities are not eligible for the program and assistance
cannot be provided:
What is Senior Home Repair?
There are two repair programs specially designed for seniors and
senior home repair provides one-time-only grants for repairs
to homes, including mobile homes, owned and occupied by very-low
income senior citizens and/or disabled persons of any age.
senior home repair provides handyman services for minor home
repairs to senior and disabled homeowners. Eligible households may
receive two visits per year.
eligible participant must:
Be a senior citizen (age 62 or older) or a disabled person of any
age; own and occupy the home which needs repair; and qualify as
as shown in the income limits table.
repairs are eligible?
Enhanced senior home repair addresses health and safety concerns
such as repairs to plumbing, electrical, heating, cooling, and ventilation
systems, roof repairs, and accessibility improvements (doors, windows,
wheelchair ramps, railings, grab bars). Major repairs and replacement
of appliances are not eligible under this program.
senior home repair is limited to those repairs which can be
completely fixed by a handyman. Typical repairs include fixing or
replacing leaky faucets, leaking toilets, broken screens, faulty
locks, slow or clogged drains, or defective shower heads.
do I apply for senior home repair?
To apply for assistance through the Senior Home Repair Program,
please call the Office on Aging at 1-800-510-2020. They will take
your application by telephone. You may also call this number if
you have any questions or need more information.
The Home Rehabilitation Program provides one-time grants to qualified
low-income homeowners to repair or improve their homes. The grant
allows homeowners to enhance the exterior appearance of their home
and to make exterior and interior repairs.
Own and occupy the residence to be rehabilitated; and qualify as
on the income limits table.
are the requirements of the homeowner?
The homeowner is required to enter into a property maintenance agreement,
which specifies that the homeowner will maintain the property in
good condition. The minimum term of the agreement is ten years,
and the maximum term of the agreement is 45 years. The length of
the agreement is determined by a number of factors, which will be
determined and explained as part of the application process.
does the work?
The County of Riverside prepares a work write-up outlining the work
to be completed, and obtains a minimum of three bids from licensed,
qualified contractors. The contractor with the lowest bid will be
selected to perform the work. All contractors must meet minimum
County qualifications regarding licensing, experience, insurance,
types of repairs are eligible?
Exterior painting; landscape improvements; repair of code violations
and substandard conditions; roof repair; plumbing repair; electrical
work; repairs to heating, cooling, and ventilation systems; sewer
hook-up; septic work; and access modifications are eligible.
do I apply?
Prospective participants should call 1-800-909-0079 to request an
application and to receive more information. The terms and conditions
of the rehabilitation program are, from time to time, subject to
complete information, please call:
Division of the Riverside County
Economic Development Agency at