Housing Programs

The City of Corcoran in partnership with Self-Help Enterprises offers no to low interest rate loans to residents of the community for the purchase or rehabilitation of property within the city limits of Corcoran. Each program has their own set of qualifying criteria, which you can find by clicking on the title of that program. The following programs are offered by the City annually while funding is available:

  • Housing Rehabilitation - Assistance with housing repairs and renovations like roofing, electrical, plumbing, foundation, windows, heating and cooling, insulation, structural and handicap modifications. The loan program is a NO INTEREST/NO MONTHLY LOAN PAYMENTS for eligible households. For more information visit the "Housing Rehabilitation" link on this page or contact Lupe Cortezat Self-Help Enterprises (559) 802-1583 or (800) 722-4822 ext 583 for more information or to apply for the program. 2010 Housing Rehabilitation Guidelines        
  • Emergency Repair Grant Program - The Emergency Repair Program is designed to help those in urgent need of daily necessities that compromises health and safety, such as problems with water and/or sewer systems, heating and cooling.  These funds are provided as a grant to the qualifying household.  For more information visit the "Emergency Repair Grant Program" link on this page or contact Lupe Cortezat Self-Help Enterprises (559) 802-1583 or (800) 722-4822 ext 583.
  • First Time Home Buyer Program - If you are a First Time Homebuyer looking for a home located within the City of Corcoran city limits, the City of Corcoran offers programs that offer NO INTEREST/NO MONTHLY LOAN PAYMENTS for eligible households. The City of Corcoran will act as a secondary loan at 0% interest deferred for 30 years, and can loan up to 49% of the purchase price of the home. For more information visit the "First Time Home buyer Program" link on this page or contact Melissa Looney at Self-Help Enterprises (559) 802-1649 or (800) 722-4822 ext. 649. 2010 First Time Homebuyer Guidelines
  • Paint Program - Is your home in need of new paint.  The City of Corcoran offers two paint programs annual between the months of April to November, which provides free paint to qualified homeowners.  For more information visit the "Paint Program" link on this page or contact Corcoran City Hall at (559) 992-2151 ext. 225.
  • RDA Down Payment & Closing Cost Assistance If you are a First Time Homebuyer looking for a home located within the City of Corcoran city limits, the City of Corcoran offers a NO INTEREST/NO MONTHLY LOAN PAYMENTS for eligible households making up to 120% of median county income. The City of Corcoran will act as a secondary loan at 0% interest deferred for 30 years,   For more information visit the "RDA Down Payment & Closing Cost Assistance" link on this page or contact the City at (559) 992-2151 ext. 230.

  OTHER PROGRAMS OFFERED:

  • INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT ACCOUNT (IDA) - This program is for First Time Homebuyers, set up as a special matched savings account used to save money for Homeownership. For more information on this please contact Juan Jaime at Self-Help Enterprises (559) 802-1642 or (800) 722-4822 ext. 642
  • HOME OWNERSHIP COUNSELING AND EDUCATION - Buying a home is the largest investment most people make in their lifetime; make sure you are prepared for it. For more information please contact Juanita at Self-Help Enterprises (559) 802-1672 or (800) 722-4822 ext. 672. Please click here for the brochure in Spanish
  • FORECLOSURE COUNSELING - Are you a homeowner afraid of losing your home to a foreclosure? Free Foreclosure Prevention Counseling Services (888)412-0828

Self-Help Enterprises is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the living conditions of low-income persons. Self-Help Enterprises has been serving the Central Valley since 1965.