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Alameda County, CA,

Larry Brooks
Healthy Homes Department
Including the Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

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Housing Rehabilitation

We offer home repair grants to improve the health and safety of your home.

Minor Home Repair Service Area

The Alameda County Healthy Homes Department Minor Home Repair Program serves the cities of Albany, Dublin, Emeryville, Oakland, Newark, Union City, and the unincorporated areas of Ashland, Cherryland, Castro Valley, Hayward Acres, Hillcrest Knolls, Fairview, San Lorenzo, and Sunol.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Funding is not currently in Oakland or Union City. You may contact us to be placed on a waiting list. Service will depend on funding availability and assistance to those already on the waiting list.


To Be Eligible for Any of These Services You Must:

  • Have a household income at or below the HUD income limits (see chart below)
  • Own your own home in one of our services areas or
  • Oakland homeowners must be 62 or older and/or have a disability to participate in the minor home repair program.
Persons in household 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
2021 Income Limit $76,750 $87,700 $98,650 $109,600 $118,400 $127,150 $135,950 $144,700

Minor Home Repair Grant

This grant can be used to make minor plumbing, carpentry, electrical repairs and can be used for railings, grab bars, toilets, water heaters, doors, locks and more.

In Oakland the homeowner must be 62 years or older and/or have a disability to apply for minor home repair services.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Funding is not currently in Oakland or Union City. You may contact us to be placed on a waiting list. Service will depend on funding availability and assistance to those already on the waiting list.

Minor Home Repair services are available only once in a two year period except in Union City where services are available only once in a three year period and are subject to a lifetime cap.

To apply for a minor home repair grant, call 510-567-8280. You do not need to complete an application.

Select the link below to download a brochure for more details:

Lead Hazard Repair Grants

Lead Hazard Repair grants are available for owners of pre-1978 rental and owner-occupied residential properties throughout Alameda County. Income, occupancy and other eligibility requirements apply. Pre-1960 housing units are a priority. Service includes free lead testing, up to $10,000 per unit for lead hazard repairs, and project assistance to help make your home or property lead-safe.

Click here for more information.

Other Housing Programs

City of Alameda Residential Rehabilitation Programs

The Housing Rehabilitation Program offers low-interest loans and grants to eligible homeowners in Alameda.

Phone Number: 510-747-6884

Alameda Fire Department Housing Safety Program

A FREE program providing much needed services to low-to-moderate income residents over the age of 62 and persons with disabilities any age. The Program installs 10-year tamper resistant smoke and carbon monoxide detectors as well as ADA grab bars and interior handrails. Free nightlights, flashlights and grab sticks are offered as well.

Phone Number: 510-337-2133

City of Berkeley Senior and Disabled Home Rehabilitation Loan Program

The purpose of the Seniors and Disabled Home Rehabilitation Loan Program is to assist low income senior and disabled homeowners in repairing/modifying their homes, to eliminate conditions that pose a threat to their health and safety and to help preserve the City's housing inventory.

NOTE: The Senior and Disabled Home Rehabilitation Loan Program is currently full and is no longer accepting applications. If you would like to be added to a list to be contacted when the program becomes available, likely in early 2021, please contact Barbara Amaro at or call (510)981-5412 and provide your name, address, phone number along with a brief description of the repairs needed.


Berkeley: Center for Independent Living Residential Access Program

By building or installing various home modifications, The CIL helps residents live more safely and independently in their homes. This program is free for low to moderate income Berkeley residents who have a verified disability, whether homeowner or renter.

Phone Number: 510-841-4776

City of Oakland Residential Lending

The City of Oakland offers programs and resources to repair and rehab homes.

Phone Number: 510-238-3909

Habitat for Humanity-East Bay | Silicon Valley

Home Repair Hotline: 510-803-3388
Address: 2619 Broadway, Oakland 94612 (Google Map)

Renew Alameda County (Renew AC):

Renew AC is a new home improvement loan assistance program for low-income homeowners throughout the County. Administered by Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley, Renew AC aims to help keep existing homeowners in their homes, and maintain existing housing stock in a safe, livable condition. To learn more or apply, visit or call Habitat for Humanity's Home Repair Hotline at (510) 803-3388.

Rebuilding Together Oakland | East Bay

for Oakland, Hayward, San Leandro, and other areas in Alameda County

Phone Number: 510-625-0316
Address: 520 3rd Street Ste 109, Oakland, CA 94607 (Google Map)

Rebuilding Together East Bay North

for Albany, Berkeley, Emeryville, and Richmond

Phone Number: 510-644-8979 ext. 105
Address: 3318 Adeline Street, Berkeley, CA 94703 (Google Map)

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