Menifee Housing Programs
Rent and Mortgage Assistance
The City of Menifee is dedicating Federal CARES Act Funds to help eligible residents pay up to six months of past due rent or mortgage due to COVID-19 hardships.
- Must be a City of Menifee resident
- Have a household income at or below 80% of the area median income, as defined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
- Inability to pay rent or mortgage due to a temporary job loss, reduced work hours or other income hardship caused by COVID-19
- You have not received assistance from any other source for the same period of time as requested through this program
- This program provides a one-time grant
Rental and Mortgage Assistance Program Application
Homebuyer Assistance Program
The City of Menifee is excited to announce the launch of its first ever down payment assistance effort - the Menifee Homebuyer Assistance Program!
Thanks to the Building and Jobs Act (SB2), which was passed in 2017, the City of Menifee will now receive annual funds from the State of California’s Permanent Local Housing Allocation (PLHA). This law established a $75 recording fee on all real estate documents to fund the PLHA program, which provides funds to increase affordable housing stock across the state.
The allocation provided to Menifee allows the City to create this new program to support Menifee homebuyers. Based on current estimates, the City of Menifee’s allocation for the first program cycle will be more than $1.2 million between 2019 and 2023. The City looks forward to using these funds to support local homebuyers.
City of Menifee will use funds for Down Payment Assistance
- $15,000 max interest-free loans
- 15 years deferred
- Buyers must pay back the City if they move, sell, transfer or refinance
- Cannot exceed 80% Area Medium Income (AMI) Riverside County AMI is $75,300
Household Income Requirements
Due to the overwhelming interest of our Homebuyer Assistance Program, the interest list has been closed. Please check periodically for updates.
Mortgage Credit Certificate Program
Starting August 2014, the City of Menifee participates as part of the Riverside County Mortgage Credit Certificate Program (MCC) which entitles qualified home buyers to reduce the amount of their federal income tax liability by an amount equal to a portion of the interest paid during the year on a home mortgage.
For additional information and to participate in the county’s MCC program, please contact the county at:
Riverside County Economic Development Agency Housing Division
5555 Arlington Ave.
Riverside, CA 92504
Minor Home Rehabilitation Program
The City of Menifee offers 1-time grants (Minor Home Rehabilitation Grant Program) of up to $10,000 to eligible senior citizens, permanently disabled persons, or permanently disabled persons from the immediate family of the applicant residing full time in the residence, for eligible home repairs. No repayment is required. Additionally, income eligibility requirements apply (annual gross income cannot exceed 50% of County of Riverside Median income).
For additional questions or information on the Minor Home Rehabilitation Grant Program, please contact Edna Lebron, by phone at 951-672-6777 or email.