The Housing Rehabilitation Program is sponsored by the City of Riverside Redevelopment Agency and administered by RHDC. Interest-free loans and a limited number of grants are available for income-eligible homeowners to help finance the rehabilitation of their home.
The following programs may be available to you if you live within the city limits of the City of Riverside and you meet the required income and program guidelines:
- Rehabilitation Loans
Provides funds for needed rehabilitation. Available at 0% interest and up to 30 years for repayment. A Deed of Trust is used to secure the loan (lien on property).
- Grants for Senior Citizens and Persons with Disabilities
Assistance to make necessary repairs and access modifications for seniors or persons with disabilities. Grants for up to $5,000 for single family residences and $8,000 for mobile homes.
- Single Family Residence Grants
Grants to correct minor code violations or health and safety hazards are available to income-eligible homeowners.
Grants for up to $5,000 for single family residences and $8,000 for mobile homes.
Eligibility is determined through an underwriting process. After your application is received by RHDC, you will be placed on a waiting list. You will be notified by mail when your file is complete and then notified by telephone when your file has been assigned to a Housing Development Analyst. The Housing Development Analyst will schedule an appointment to come out to your home and explain the program guidelines, verify which program funding you are eligible for and do an initial walk-through of the property.
You may be eligible for these housing rehabilitation programs if you live in the City of Riverside, own your home, live in that home and your family income does not exceed the maximum income amounts set by HUD. Program funds are available for corrections of code violations and health and safety problems such as upgrading electrical service, plumbing, and installing new roofs. All safety and code violations must be addressed. Please review the General Program Guidelines, also available at the bottom of the page.
You must complete an application for assistance. Applications are available at our office at 4250 Brockton Avenue in the City of Riverside, by mail if requested at (951) 341-6511, or you can download the forms here.