Rehabilitation Grant and Loan Programs

Program Overview

Housing BrochureThe Housing Rehabilitation Program consists several options of grants and loans. To learn more about these programs, please download a PDF copy of our brochure. Also check out the three video testimonials below that describe some of the home repairs done for past participants in the program.

Thank you for your interest in this Program. Please don't hesitate to email us at housing@monterey.org, or give us a call at (831) 646-3995 to find out if you qualify. The brochure also shows you the five steps to qualification.

The Program uses federal Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funds. To learn more about HUD please visit hud.gov.

Program video testimonials from past participants

Housing Rehabilitation Grant Programs

The City of Monterey’s Housing and Property Management Office administers and manages a Housing Rehabilitation Program which encompasses a variety of housing rehabilitation home repair grants.

Grant Programs:

  • Mr. Fix It Grant
  • Home Safety Grant
  • Housing Accessibility Assistance Grant

The Housing Rehabilitation Program is intended to improve the condition of substandard owner-occupied single-family homes with special emphasis placed upon the remediation of health and safety housing issues.

The Housing HCD Coordinator works closely with participating homeowner(s) and helps to select a contractor, inspect all work completed and supervise construction along with the contractor, all at no cost to the homeowner. For more information please contact C. Thane Wilson, HCD Coordinator - Projects and Programs, Housing and Property Management Office, at (831) 646-3728 or email twilson@monterey.org.

Mr. Fix-It Grant

Home Safety Grant

Housing Accessibility Assistance Grant

Voice: (831) 646-3995
Fax: (831) 646-5616
7-1-1 (Hearing Impaired)

Elizabeth Caraker
Housing and Community Development Manager
Voice: (831) 646-3885
caraker@monterey.org

Maryn Ljubimow
Administrative Analyst
Voice: (831) 646-5614
ljubimow@monterey.org

C. Thane Wilson
HCD Coordinator - Projects & Programs
Voice: (831) 646-3728
wilson@monterey.org

Sandy Barajas
Accounting Assistant
Voice: (831) 646-1568
barajas@monterey.org

The Housing Rehabilitation Program is supported by Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, which are provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). As a HUD-designated “entitlement community”, the City of Monterey receives an annual allocation of CDBG funds.

This program is restricted to low-income City of Monterey residents who own and occupy single family homes within City limits.

Income eligibility for these programs is determined by comparisons with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) income limits currently in effect at the time of program application. Program eligibility is restricted to resident homeowners whose annual income is below 80% of the area median income, as adjusted for household size. Please refer to the current Annual Income Limits chart for more information (insert link here to the income chart)

Senior citizens, disabled persons, and other special needs households are given first priority, as funds are available.

The deadline to submit the Application and required documents will be posted here. Before completing the Application, kindly review the information below to ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria indicated below:

  • You currently own a single-family home located in the City of Monterey
  • Your home must be owner-occupied
  • You do not currently rent out any rooms in your home
  • Your total household income (including the combined earnings of all members of your household over the age of eighteen (18) earning income) does not exceed 80 percent of area median income, adjusted for household size, as indicated on the HUD Household Income Chart
    Annual Income Limits

If you satisfy the above criteria, please submit your completed application to the City of Monterey's Housing and Property Management Division. Upon receipt, you will be scheduled a Housing Rehabilitation Program intake review. This intake review includes a confirmation of your program eligibility, a discussion of your unique housing rehabilitation needs, and an overview of applicable grant and/or loan programs with available funds.

The Rehabilitation and home repair loan and grants available under the Housing Rehabilitation Program are subject to distinct program terms and conditions. Please see either the Grants page or the Loans page for details.

Program Eligibility

To qualify for this program, the household's income may not exceed 80% of median or below adjusted for family size (as determined by the City of Monterey). One individual within the household must exhibit a disability as defined by a doctor’s written analysis.

The property must be located within the city limits. The title must be vested in the name of the qualifying applicant, or a member of his or her immediate family. The home must be a single-family residence. Only licensed contractors may perform funded work requiring a building permit.

Applicant households must complete necessary forms, provide such information as necessary to verify eligibility, and agree to comply with both HUD and City of Monterey regulations. The final eligibility decision is the responsibility of the HCD Coordinator. Denied applicants will be provided with a written notice of denial.

Summary of Procedures

Interested households are first advised of eligibility criteria and the application process. Potential applicants are provided forms needed to determine eligibility. Upon successful determination of preliminary eligibility, staff completes necessary title and income verifications. Next, the site is inspected and a list of repairs/modifications is prepared. HCD Coordinator will obtain construction estimates from City-screened State licensed and insured contractors. Estimates are submitted to HCD Coordinator and Homeowner to review.

The HCD Coordinator will make the final Grant decision. Denied applicants are provided with a written notice. Approved applicants will proceed with the construction document process. HCD Coordinator will monitor all the work during the construction timeframe. Payments will be processed upon receipt of competition and final inspections, by the homeowner and the HCD Coordinator.

Housing Rehabilitation Loan Program

The City of Monterey’s Housing and Property Management Office administers and manages a Housing Rehabilitation Program which encompasses a variety of housing rehabilitation home repair loans.

Loan Programs:

  • Major Rehabilitation Loan Program
  • Emergency Repair Loan Program

The Housing Rehabilitation Program is intended to improve the condition of substandard owner-occupied single-family homes with special emphasis placed upon the remediation of health and safety housing issues.

The Housing HCD Coordinator works closely with participating homeowner(s) and helps to select a contractor, inspect all work completed and supervise construction along with the contractor, all at no cost to the homeowner. For more information please contact C. Thane Wilson, HCD Coordinator - Projects and Programs, Housing and Property Management Office, at (831) 646-3728 or email twilson@monterey.org.

The Major Rehabilitation Program provides a low-interest loan up to $90,000 to eligible low income homeowners. Because the loan is a deferred payment 5% simple-interest loan, interest is calculated on the loan only. The homeowner does not repay the loan until the home is sold, the title is changed or thirty years has passed. The program assists homeowners with major rehabilitation or modernization of their home. Major repairs include new foundations, bringing the home up to current Uniform Building Code and repairing or replacing major systems to meet health and safety requirements. The City assists the homeowner in screening the contractor and coordinates inspections of all work. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) provides funding for the program, so all loans must include a lead-based paint inspection. Any lead-based paint must be addressed pursuant to HUD guidelines.

The Emergency Repair Program provides low interest loans that are deferred-payment 5% simple-interest loans. Since the loan payments are deferred, they do not have to be repaid until the homeowner sells their home, title is changed or thirty years has passed. The program provides low-income homeowners the opportunity to make emergency repairs to their homes. After the loan is processed, the City will provide assistance with items such as: new roofs, electrical systems, plumbing, new bathroom items and new forced air heating systems. These loans assist those on fixed incomes so they can live in more comfortable conditions or remain in their homes.