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Home Improvement Programs

City Program

The City of Downey Housing Division is pleased to offer the following home improvement program.  This incentive is federally funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and is available on a first come first serve basis until funds are spent.

Grant Program

Residents may be eligible for a Grant up to $35,000 for the improvement of their home. This program may only be used for exterior painting, the correction of code enforcement violations, accessibility improvements for the physically disabled, and to fix health and safety concerns.  Some mandatory improvements residents may be asked to address are items such as the installation of smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, security locks on all doors and windows, attic insulation, and lead-based paint removal.   An additional grant, up to $2,000, will be given to remove lead-based paint by a certified company.  All of the proposed improvements must be approved by the City of Downey’s Housing Division before commencing work. 

To download an application Click Here; the following must be met to qualify for the Grant:

  • Applicant must reside in the City of Downey; 
  • Applicant must own and occupy the home; 
  • Applicant must not exceed the income levels set forth by HUD; 
  • Applicant must submit a Preliminary Application to the Housing Division.

Maximum Family Income per Household Size for 2019-20:

Household Size  Gross Annual Income 
 1 Person $58,450 
 2 Person $66,800
 3 Person  $75,150
 4 Person  $83,500
 5 Person  $90,200
 6 Person $96,900
 7 Person $130,550
 8 Person $110,250


For more information about the program or qualifications please contact:

Housing Division
11111 Brookshire Avenue
Downey, CA 90241
(562) 904-7161

To check the status on a submitted application, click here