The Long Beach’s Neighborhood Services Bureau is currently accepting applications for the city’s Home Improvement Rebate Program, and so we are publishing this city-supplied FAQ about the program. Contact the Bureau at (562) 570-6866 for more information and to request an application.
WHAT IS THE HOME IMPROVEMENT REBATE PROGRAM?
The program provides a reimbursement of up to $2,000 to eligible property owners with exterior code violations visible from the street to improve the exterior of their residential properties.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
Property owners of both single-family and multi-family owner occupied or rental property with exterior code violations visible from the street are eligible. Income limits apply for property occupants.
HOW DO I APPLY?
Residential property owners may complete an application form and submit it to the Neighborhood Services Bureau staff. Upon receipt of your completed application, ownership of the property and income eligibility of the residents living in the property will be verified and eligibility will be determined. If you qualify, a Certificate of Eligibility will be sent to you authorizing you to proceed with improvements.
NOTE: Structures built prior to 1940 require environmental approval by the State of California before a Certificate can be issued. This process can take 6 weeks to complete.
WHAT KIND OF IMPROVEMENTS ARE ELIGIBLE?
Improvements to the exterior of the property that are visible from the street, with the exception of roofs, fences and security bars. The program is designed to improve the curb-appeal of our neighborhoods and eliminate deteriorated conditions.
ONCE THE WORK IS COMPLETE, HOW SOON WILL I RECEIVE THE REBATE CHECK?
The Neighborhood Services Bureau will process your rebate check within six to eight weeks of receiving the required receipts and a completed Owner Invoice.