The Neighborhood Pride Paint Program provides grant funding assistance to qualified low- and moderate-income homeowners for the purpose of painting the exterior of their homes. The program is part of broader effort to maintain and improve the character, aesthetic quality and property values within the community. This program is funded on an annual basis, subject to the availability of Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds and City Council authorization.
For Fiscal Year 2020-2021, a significant portion of the City's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding was allocated to assist Lake Forest's residents and small-businesses with preparing, preventing and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. With insufficient funds remaining, the Neighborhood Pride Paint Program was suspended. Please revisit this page in July 2021 for program status updates.
The award of grants to eligible applicants will be based on a lottery. Due to funding constraints, the number of grants awarded each year is limited.
|1 person household||$71,750|
|2 person household||$82,000|
|3 person household||$92,250|
|4 person household||$102,450|
|5 person household||$110,650|
|6 person household||$118,850|
|7 person household||$127,050|
|8 person household||$135,250|
Homes will be tested to determine if lead-based paint is present prior to acceptance. If lead-based paint is found, the homeowner will be offered the opportunity to apply for a housing rehabilitation loan to implement lead abatement measures and repainting.
If you are interested in participating in this year’s paint project, please pick up an application packet at City Hall or download the application packet (PDF) online. Return the application to the City of Lake Forest, Attention: Theresa Dobbs, 100 Civic Center Drive, Lake Forest, CA 92630.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Theresa Dobbs at (949) 461-3473 or email Theresa Dobbs. Office hours by appointment only.