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The City of Hawaiian Gardens Public Housing Authority (PHA) provides housing rehabilitation and/or repair assistance through the Beautification Program to income eligible applicants residing within City limits. The Beautification Program provides interior and exterior enhancements that will bring properties into compliance with the City of Hawaiian Gardens Municipal Code. It is designed to preserve existing housing and enhance the quality of the neighborhood by providing decent, safe, and sanitary housing for “Extremely Low”, “Very Low” and “Low” income Property Owners and Tenants. The Program’s objective is to improve the overall appearance of the City’s neighborhoods, increase property values, and boost community pride.

The Hawaiian Gardens Public Housing Authority will provide housing rehabilitation assistance to the following residential properties:

  • Single Family Properties
  • Duplex Properties
  • Condominium Properties
  • Mobile Home Properties

The home must be 10 years old and not currently for sale or under construction.

The Property Owner will not qualify if they own more than two (2) residential properties within the City of Hawaiian Gardens including their primary residence and/or any rental properties.

Single Family Properties, Duplex properties, Mobile Home Properties, and Condominium Properties owned by Absentee Landlords and inhabited by Tenants with qualifying incomes are eligible for this grant. The Hawaiian Gardens Public Housing Authority provides grants for up to 70% of the total project cost. Property Owners will be responsible for 30% of the total project cost or any amount in excess of the grant being offered.

Properties must comply with the City of Hawaiian Gardens Municipal Code before they can be assisted. Program funds may not be used to pay for property code violation fines or legalizing unpermitted structures; however, they can be used to rectify code violations and demolish unpermitted structures. Applicants who withdraw from the program because of code violations will be referred to Code Enforcement to ensure compliance.

THE FOLLOWING GRANTS ARE AVAILABLE:

  • SINGLE FAMILY AND DUPLEX PROPERTIES – GRANT AVAILABLE UP TO $15,000.

Single Family Properties a Duplex Properties are eligible for exterior improvements including but not limited to landscaping, irrigation, roofing, exterior painting, windows, garage door replacement, property maintenance, walkways, driveways, removal and installation of fences, and other improvements. The improvements must be deemed beneficial to the property’s overall exterior appearance and address deteriorated and unsightly conditions visible from the street.

  • CONDOMINIUM GRANT AVAILABLE UP TO $10,000

 Assistance for Condominium Properties is limited to interior improvements including but not limited to: painting, lighting, flooring, doors, kitchen, bathroom, windows, plumbing, and electrical repairs.  Exterior items or common areas are not eligible.

  • MOBILE HOME GRANT AVAILABLE UP TO $ 10,000

Mobile Home Properties are eligible for assistance every five (5) years for both exterior and interior improvements.

  • SUBSTANDARD GRANT – MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF $25,000

Available for substandard properties with severe building and structural issues. Substandard conditions of a unit are those homes that require more than cosmetic improvements and have severe building code issues.

  • EMERGENCY GRANTS – MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF $2,500

Available to owner occupied properties to rehabilitate property-related situations that may be a threat to life, safety, or health. The condition must possess a serious and immediate threat to the health or safety of the occupants and/or cause a detriment to surrounding properties or structures as defined by the Building and Safety Codes for the City of Hawaiian Gardens. Emergencies will be determined as such by the City of Hawaiian Gardens Building Inspector and Community Development Director on a case-by-case basis.


Beautification Program Guidelines

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For additional information about the Program or application process, please call (562) 420-2641  
ext. 248 or ext. 204, or visit the Housing Office at the Community Development Department at City of Hawaiian Gardens City Hall during the public hours for counter assistance during the following dates and times:

Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday    8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday                                      2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.