Income Eligible Assistance and Loan Programs

Community Development Agency

Marin Housing Authority Residential Rehabilitation Loan Program

This program provides low-interest property improvement loans and technical assistance to qualified very-low-income homeowners to make basic repairs and improvements, correct substandard conditions, and eliminate health and safety hazards. Energy efficiency improvements are eligible for this program.

Program Features:

  • Maximum loan amount is $35,000
  • In case of financial hardship, no monthly payments are required and repayment of the loan is deferred, either for a specified period or until the property is sold or title to the property is transferred (interest accrues at 5% per year, simple interest).

To learn more and check for eligibility, visit the Marin Housing Authority website, or contact them at:

Marin Housing Authority
4020 Civic Center Drive
San Rafael CA 94903
Phone: (415) 491-2525

Community Action Marin Energy Programs

Community Action Marin is the local administrator of the federally-funded Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP). CAM also offers assistance referring residents to other income-eligible energy saving programs.

HEAP Assistance

  • Once-a-year assistance in paying gas, electric, wood, and propane home energy costs. Eligibility and assistance level based on household size, gross monthly income, and program priorities. (Program restrictions may change on an annual basis and according to funding availability.)

Referral to Residential Conservation Programs

  • Access to Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (weatherization), Department of Energy Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), Energy Partners and utility-operated conservation programs.

To learn more and check for eligibility, visit the Community Action Marin Energy Programs website, or contact Community Action Marin at:

Community Action Marin
29 Mary Street
San Rafael, CA 94901
Phone: (415) 526-7500