Minor Home Repair Program

In partnership with the Community Action Partnership of Orange County, the City of Rancho Santa Margarita has initiated a new program to assist qualified owners in making minor repairs to their primary residence. The Minor Home Repair Program is currently available to income eligible senior and disabled homeowners. Up to $5,000 may be granted for eligible home improvements that address basic health, safety, and accessibility concerns. Funding for this program is provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The program is administered by the City’s partner, the Community Action Partnership of Orange County (CAP-OC). In addition to the City’s assistance, a homeowner may qualify for one of CAP-OC’s energy assistance programs including weatherization services and utility assistance. These programs are free of charge.
Community Action Partnership of Orange County

Community Action Partnership of Orange County
Minor Home Repair Grants

 
 
Grants up to $5,000 for low-income seniors and disabled persons who own and live in a single-family home in the City of Rancho Santa
Margarita. The repairs of single family homes are for minor repairs and improvements that address homeowners basic health, safety, and accessibility concerns.

Eligibility requirements for Minor Home Repair Grant Program:
· You are a homeowner and reside in the home needing repairs
· At least 62 years old or have a disability
· A household income that falls within HUD’s Income limits*
· The availability of program funds

Examples of Eligible Repairs
· Safety: installation of smoke & carbon monoxide detectors
· Earthquake safety: water heater brace & seismic gas shutoff valve
· Accessibility: wheelchair ramps, wood steps, handrails, handheld showers, bath/shower seats, toilet seat risers & grab bars
· Interior: flooring, minor wall/ceiling, doors & windows
· Minor electrical: light fixtures, outlets & switches
· Minor plumbing: faucets, toilets & water heater
· Exterior building: gutters, vents, siding, trim, fascia & stucco patch
· Exterior: fences, gates, porches, steps and walkways
· Roof: repairs

How do I apply for either or both programs?
Call the Program Administrator:
Community Action Partnership
of Orange County
(714) 839-6199 or (800) 660-4232
www.capoc.org

*Minor Home Repair Grant Program income limits are established by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and are revised annually.