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Seismic Safety Improvement Program
Purpose: Provides matching grants to owner-occupied low-income households for the completion of seismic retrofit repairs.
Status: Taking applications now.
Maximum Amount: Matching funds grant not to exceed $5,000
Minimum Amount: N/A
Eligible Applicants: Oakland property owners living in the dwelling to be modified.
Location: Property must be located in one of the Redevelopment Project Areas. See Redevelopment Project Area Maps.
Eligible Properties: 1 to 4 unit properties.
Income: Applicant’s annual family income cannot exceed 80% of the established HUD area median income for the area*. Income of all family members who are 18 years or older must be considered.
Occupancy: Applicant must occupy the property
Eligible Uses: Grant funds may only be used for seismic retrofitting which includes foundation bolting, building perimeter and intermediate foundations, site improvements, strengthening of shear walls and pony walls, and installation of state-certified earthquake-resistant bracing systems. Non-structural mitigation includes replacing and bracing masonry chimneys, providing flexible connections to utility lines, installation of state-certified gas safety shut-off valves, water heater strapping, securing of ceiling light fixtures.
Other Requirements: The property must be in compliance with health and safety codes.
Interest Rate: N/A
Payments/ Term: Grant
Prepayment Penalty: N/A
How to Apply
Status: Available Now
Process: Complete and submit the application.
Application: Call (510) 238-3909 to request an application