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The Housing Division assists the general public with acquisition of residential property, provide aide in maintaining and rehabilitating the existing housing stock within the City. The Housing Division oversees the maintenance and update to the City’s Housing Element.
The Housing Element is one of at least seven elements of a General Plan as mandated by the State of California. It identifies the City’s housing conditions and needs (RHNA), establishes the goals, objectives, and policies that are the foundation of the City’s housing and growth strategy, and provides for programs the City intends to implement to create sustainable, mixed-income neighborhoods throughout the City.
The City provides eligible South El Monte homeowners financial assistance for home improvements with home repair loans at 0% interest and no monthly payments. The 30-year deferred loan is repayable upon the sale or transfer of the home, when the home ceases to be owner occupied, or upon the loan maturity date, whichever occurs first. Residents may receive up to a $40,000 loan.
The program is designed to enable homeowners to do much needed home repairs, maintenance, and address safety risks, increase accessibility and improve their quality of life.
Eligible home repair improvements include heating and air conditioning replacements, plumbing/electrical upgrades, roofing, accessibility enhancements and other improvements.
To qualify, applicants must own and occupy the unit as their primary place of residence. Additionally, applications must meet the household income limits set by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
The income limits for the program:
South El Monte residents who are interested in the program, please call (626) 652-6800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
View our housing resources: landlord-tenant concerns, mortgage assistance, and accessory dwelling units (ADUS) grant funding.