Handyworker Program

CookingThis program is managed by the Santa Clarita Valley Committee on Aging (Senior Center) and helps low- and moderate-income residents with grants to pay for necessary repairs to their homes. View current income restrictions. Grant applicants must call the Senior Center for an application. No bids are necessary. All work is performed or contracted by the Senior Center. For more information, availability of funds, or to obtain an application, please call Senior Center Handyworker program staff directly at 661-259-9444.

Typical allowable repairs available through the Handyworker Program:

  • Roofing repair and/or replacement; exterior painting; and dry rot repair 
  • Electrical, plumbing, heating/air conditioning repairs (except window air conditioners)
  • Modifications for disabled access
  • Flooring/tile/wall/window/door repairs
  • Repairs needed to correct municipal code violations related to the housing unit 

All repairs are made using the same type and kind of materials as the existing construction. Upgraded replacement materials are not allowable unless the original materials are no longer available. Complete replacement of an item is only eligible when it is documented that repairs are not possible.

Repairs NOT allowable through the Handyworker Program:

  • Cosmetic repairs, including interior painting not related to lead-based paint remediation
  • General or preventative maintenance
  • Cleaning or work to address an accumulation of dirt or debris
  • Washing machine or dryer repairs
  • Elective home improvements, upgrades, or renovations
  • Repairs to any detached garages, sheds, or outbuildings
  • Landscaping, lawn sprinklers, walkways, or driveways