Housing Rehabilitation Programs

Lower income Colma residents have access to some nonprofits that offer free home improvements. These nonprofits help ensure the habitability of the Colma housing stock and prevent households from having to move unnecessarily because they cannot afford to pay for minor repairs.

Rebuilding Together

Rebuilding Together is a volunteer-driven nonprofit housing rehabilitation services provider. Rebuilding Together has two programs that can assist homeowners. Both programs require consideration of a homeowner application that can be accessed below.  The two homeowner programs include:

The “Safe at Home” program is for minor repairs, and applications are accepted year round.

“National Rebuilding Day” is for homeowners who need major repairs to their home. The application is available to eligible low income homeowners and community facilities (e.g. child care facilities, social service centers) each summer and the application deadline is in October. Rebuilding Together evaluates the applications and chooses the ones with the greatest needs. Construction takes place on National Rebuilding Day each April.

North Peninsula Neighborhood Services and Center for the Independence of the Disabled

  • North Peninsula Neighborhood Services (NPNS) and Center for the Independence of the Disabled (CID) provide year-round home improvement assistance. However, NPNS covers general home repairs such as replacement or repair of doors, windows, plumbing fixtures, walls and ceilings, while CID only assists households with an elderly or disabled member needing home accessibility modifications such as grab bars, handrails and ramps.

Call (650) 583-3373 for more information on NPNS’s Colma House Helper’s Program or contact info@neighborhoodservices.org

Call (650) 645-1780  for more information on CID’s Housing Accessibility Modifications Program

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