Home Improvement Program

The City of Bellflower’s Housing and Grants Division is offering federally funded programs to provide assistance to homeowner occupants for certain home repairs and improvements.  Three programs are available for eligible homeowners: Fix-It Grants, Low Interest Deferred Loans, and Mobile Home Grants. 

Fix-It Grants:

Fix-It Grants are available to senior citizens (62+) and residents with a disability. This grant provides up to $10,000 worth of assistance for exterior and interior repairs. Interior repairs must address health and safety violations or issues in order to be eligible. Under this program the property owner would not have to pay back the amount given toward repairing their property. 

Deferred Loans (0% interest rate):

Deferred loans are available to low- and moderate income owner-occupants for the purpose of rehabilitating their home and to provide decent and suitable housing to address health and safety concerns. Loans may also be offered to single head of households who have a handicapped family member(s). The loan is also available to handicapped homeowners to remove physical barriers by providing ramps, accessibility to sinks, cupboards, and bathrooms. Loans are provided at simple interest rate of 0% per annum for amounts of $50,000. All principal and interest payments on the loan are deferred until the property is sold or title is transferred, at which time the loan is due in full. Loans provided under this program are secured by a deed of trust.

Mobile Home Grants:

Mobile Home Grants are available to Bellflower residents who meet the eligibility requirements and live in manufactured homes. This grant provides up to $10,000 worth of assistance for exterior/interior repairs.  Under this program, the property owner would not have to pay back the amount given toward repairing the property.  This form of assistance can only be used once and funds are available on a first-come, first-service basis. 

***THERE IS CURRENTLY A WAITING LIST FOR THE MOBILE HOME GRANT PROGRAM.  IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE PLACED ON THE WAITING LIST, PLEASE CONTACT US.***

Criteria for Eligibility:

  1. Must meet the income limits (listed below)
  2. After-rehabilitation value of the home must not exceed 95% of Area Median Value ($532,000)
  3. The home must be owner-occupied.
  4. All eligible items of improvement under the three programs must be approved by the City. 
*Examples of eligible improvements:  Electrical repairs, roofing, railings, windows/doors, water heater, exterior painting, smoke detectors, and items pertinent to meeting health and safety standards.

INCOME LIMITS

 Household Size  Annual Gross Income
 1  $ 66,250
 2  $ 75,700
 3  $ 85,150
 4  $ 94,600
 5  $ 102,200
 6  $ 109,750
 7  $ 117,350
 8 $  124,900

Email contact:   tsais@bellflower.org

Phone contact: 562-804-1424 ext. 2286