Home Improvement Rebate Program

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The Home Improvement Rebate Program reimburses eligible owners of residential properties up to $2000 to improve the exterior of their properties. Since 1987, property owners have received rebates to pay for improvements including paint, stucco, doors, driveways, porch and window repairs, and new landscaping.

The program provides a reimbursement of up to $2000 to eligible property owners with exterior code violations visible from the street to improve the exterior of their residential properties.

Property owners of both single-family and multi-family owner occupied or rental properties with exterior code violations visible from the street are eligible. Income limits apply for property occupants.

Residential property owners may complete an application form and submit it to the Neighborhood Bureau staff. Upon receipt of your completed application, ownership of the property and income eligibility of the residents living in the property will be verified and eligibility will be determined. If you qualify, a Certificate of Eligibility will be sent to you authorizing you to proceed with improvements. Please Note: Structures built prior to 1940 require environmental approval by the State of California before a Certificate can be issued. This process takes 6 weeks to complete.

Improvements to the exterior of the property that are visible from the street may be eligible, with the exception of roofs, fences, and security bars. The program is designed to improve the curb-appeal of our neighborhoods and eliminate deteriorated conditions.

The Neighborhood Services Bureau will process your rebate check within six to eight weeks of receiving the required receipts and a completed Owner Invoice.

For more information, please call the Neighborhood Services Bureau at (562) 570-6866.

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