The purpose of the City of Hesperia’s (City) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Owner-Occupied Energy Efficiency and Minor Home Repair (EEMR) program is to assist homeowners of single-family residences make improvements to their home to increase energy and water efficiency in addition to eligible minor home repairs. Grants (not loans) shall be given to eligible owner-occupied households that meet the low to moderate income requirements as defined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) published Income Limits for San Bernardino County.
- Participation in the EEMR is limited to applicants whose annual household income does not exceed the HUD-established area income limits for low- and moderate-income households. These income limits provide the criteria for eligibility based on the total amount of annual household income adjusted for household size. The City will require documentation of household size, household income, and property ownership information in order to determine applicant eligibility.
- The applicant(s) must be the current owner(s) of the Hesperia property and live on the property to be rehabilitated as their principal place of residence, in order to eligible for EEMR assistance.
- An application must be completed in its entirety and submitted with copies of documents as outlined in the guidelines.
Subject to funding availability, the EEMR program shall provide a grant of up to $6,000 for the combined energy efficiency and minor home repairs. There is a lifetime limit of one (1) EEMR program grant per eligible homeowner.
Applications for the City’s EEMR are currently on hold due to maximum number of participants, however those interested in applying may be added to a wait list via email.
Income Limits Table 2016
The following are the income limits as determined by HUD. These limits provide the criteria for eligibility in the EEMR.
Equal to or less than 30% of Area Median
31% to 50% of Area Median
51% to 80% of Area Median
(Source: City of Hesperia news release)