Home Repair and Healthy Homes

Home Repair Program

Our Home Repair Program provides free, high quality major and minor home repairs to low-income Berkeley and Contra Costa  residents. Our Home Repair Program in Oakland serves senior citizens age 50 and older.  Our services include: most plumbing, electrical and carpentry repairs, furnace and minor roof repairs, and the installation of safety features such as grab bars, handrails, and ramps.

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Eligibility is based on annual income in relation to the number of residents in a home.  For renters, CESC is limited to installing safety features, as property owners are responsible for building maintenance.  Clients whose incomes are above the eligibility levels may still receive free labor if they pay for materials. Once we determine a client is eligible, we visit their home to note what repairs are needed, then schedule our crew to do the work.

Berkeley Annual Income Limits 

Number of Family Members 1 2 3 4
Maximum Annual Income $50,150 $57,300 $64,450 $71,600
Number of Family Members 5  6  7  8
Maximum Annual Income $77,350  $83,100  $88,800  $94,550

Contra Costa Annual Income Limits 

Number of Family Members 1 2 3 4
Maximum Annual Income $34,150 $39,000 $43,900 $48,750
Number of Family Members 5 6  7  8
Maximum Annual Income $52,650 $56,550  $60,450  $64,350

Antioch Annual Income Limits 

Number of Family Members 1 2 3 4
Maximum Annual Income $50,150 $57,300 $64,450 $71,600
Number of Family Members 5 6  7  8
Maximum Annual Income $77,350 $83,100  $88,800  $94,550


Enrollment is easy!

1. Fill out the form.

Remember, we require proof of your income (and all other resident’s incomes) to verify your eligibility for this program. Proof includes a copy of the household’s income documents via tax returns, social security payments, pensions, etc.

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2. Then mail, fax or email us your completed application packet including the application and income documents.

Home Repair Program
1013 Pardee Street, Suite 210
Berkeley, CA 94710
Fax: (510) 981-0102
Email: jennifer@ebenergy.org

If you have questions regarding this process, you may call us toll free at 888.436.3751.

Please Note The focus of our program is health and safety. For this reason, CESC does not do any cosmetic repairs (painting, carpet, linoleum, etc.).  In addition, there are certain services that may be beyond our budget or expertise such as: major electrical or plumbing, new roofs, appliances, heaters, or other costly items. If those are needed, we will help you find other options. The Alameda County Healthy Homes Department offers information, consultations, and lead hazard repair services. For more information visit www.achhd.org or call 510-567-8280. The City of Berkeley offers no-interest loans to seniors and disabled homeowners that don’t have to be repaid until you leave your home. For more information, see the City of Berkeley website.

Healthy Homes Program

Our Healthy Homes Program removes and remediates asthma triggers in households where asthma sufferers reside. Home improvements to reduce mold, wood rot, and dust mites may include the installation of fans, repairs to leaking plumbing, and general cleaning.

Residents in the following communities are eligible: El Cerrito, Rodeo, Crockett, San Pablo, Hercules, Pinole, unincorporated areas of Contra Costa County (including Bayview-Montalvin, El Sobrante, Hasford Heights, Kensington, North Richmond, Port Costa, Rollingwood and Tara Hills). Residents in Alameda County are eligible, but must apply through the county.

Residents qualify for free services if a member of the household: 1) has been diagnosed with asthma, 2) has required medication or hospitalization as a result, and 3) meets the following annual income criteria:

 Household Size  Income Not to Exceed
 1  $32,550
 2  $37,200
 3  $41,850
 4  $46,450
 5  $50,200
 6  $53,900
 7  $57,600
 8  $61,350


More Information
The Healthy Homes Program is funded by Contra Costa County and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). CESC also provides Healthy Homes construction and cleaning services in Alameda County, along with their Lead Poisoning Prevention Program. For more information, visit Alameda County’s Healthy Homes website.

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