Residential Rehabilitation Program

The purpose of the Residential Grant Program is to preserve the City’s residential neighborhoods by assisting property owners to improve their residential property. Homes must be owner occupied and be within the income guidelines to qualify for the program.

Eligible home improvements include, but are not limited to: house painting, flooring, hazardous interior conditions (electrical, plumbing, structural), walls and fencing, garage repairs, roofing, driveway repairs, exterior siding, plastering and stucco, and the correction of code violations. Work is completed by state licensed contractors through the Community Services staff.

Grant Program

Direct assistance of a one time grant per program year will be provided to owner occupied households for home repairs and improvement costs to a maximum of $15,000 for single family homes and mobile homes within the proper City of Lomita boundaries for:

  1. Correction of code violations first; and once code violations are corrected,
  2. Imminent code violations must be completed secondarily; and, upon elimination of any and all code violations and imminent code violations,
  3. CDBG eligible general property improvements may be considered by staff for the scope of work on the project.

Applicants for the Grant Program with properties outside the Community Development Commission’s (CDC) approved slum/blight target area must be within the “Extremely Low” or “Low” income maximums. Those within the Development Commission’s (CDC) approved slum/blight target area can be within the “Extremely Low” “Low” or “Moderate” income maximums.

The program is administered with Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding. Due to the limited funding available each year, new applicants will be placed on a wait list. When funds become available, eligible applicants will be sent an application and be requested to provide the required documents to determine eligibility.

All eligible applicants can qualify based upon family size, and the corresponding maximum gross income of 80% of the Los Angeles County Median Income. For more information about the program, please contact us at (310) 325-7110 ext. 107.

Lifeline Personal Response System

The City of Lomita offers the Lifeline Personal Response System (LIFELINE) on a grant basis to elderly (55 or older) and/or disabled persons with serious health problems who reside within the City. Assistance is available 24 hours a day in conjunction with Lifeline Central Monitoring Services.

How Lifeline Works

A Lifeline subscriber can summon immediate assistance simply by pressing a small transmitter button that can be worn like a pendant or a watch. When the Lifeline button is pushed, a signal is sent to the Response Center. The Response staff member will call the subscriber’s telephone number and if there is no answer, a staff member will be dispatched to the subscriber’s home.

If you are interested in the program or would like to be put on the waiting list, please contact us at (310) 325-7110 ext. 107.

Lomita Job Creation and Business Incentive Loan Program

The Lomita Job Creation and Business Incentive Loan Program (JCBI) is designed to assist local businesses and create new jobs. The City of Lomita through the use of a portion of its annual Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding may provide loans up to $70,000 available to businesses creating permanent jobs. In addition to the criteria listed in the program guidelines, jobs provided must be permanent full-time (FTE) equivalent positions made available to low income households. While it is technically a loan program, the loan may be forgiven if the applicant has maintained compliance with the Program Guidelines during the one-year loan term.

If you have questions regarding the program, please contact us at (310) 325-7110 ext. 107.