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.

Qualifications

  • 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
 Number of Persons in Household:  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
At or Below (80%) Income Limits  $49,300 $56,350 $63,400 $70,400 $76,050 $81,700 $87,300 $92,950

 If you meet the following qualifications based on the details above, please fill out the Emergency Rental and Mortgage Assistance Program Application.

Rental and Mortgage Program Guidelines
Rental and Mortgage Assistance Program Application 

For more information, please email: 

Millie Grapemillie.grape@mbakerintl.com, program assistant administrator for the City of Menifee
-or-
Kristine Gaa - Kristine.gaa@mbakerintl.com, program assistant administrator for the City of Menifee

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.

Homeownership Opportunity

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) 

Household Income Requirements

Number of Persons in
Household:
 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
 At or Below
(80%) Income Limits
 $49,300 $56,350 $63,400 $70,400 $76,050 $81,700 $87,300
$92,950


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

Ph: 951-343-5469
Fx: 951-343-4852

Minor Home Rehabilitation Program (MHRGP)

The City of Menifee offers the MHRGP to qualified very low-income seniors and permanently disabled homeowners, living within the City. In order to participate in the MHRGP, homeowners must meet the eligibility requirements. The MHRGP offers up to $10,000.00 lifetime assistance to eligible Applicants for eligible repairs.

Eligibility Requirement

To qualify for the MHRGP, applicants must meet the following requirements:

1.  Owner-occupant of a single family dwelling or mobile home at the time of application and have 
lived in the property at least one year (1) and
     a. Be a senior citizen, 62 years or older, or
     b. Be a permanently disabled person, or
     c.  Be a permanently disabled person from the immediately family of the applicant(s) residing full 
          time in the residence
2.  Annual gross income not to exceed 50% of the County of Riverside median income, adjusted for 
household size:

Household Income Requirements

 Number of Persons in
Household:
 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
 At or Below (80%) Income Limits  $30,800 $35,200 $39,600 $44,000 $47,550 $51,050 $54,600 $58,110

Eligible Improvements
Participation in the MHRGP allows homeowners to improve their living conditions by making necessary repairs including, but not limited to:
1.Ceiling/Roof Repairs
2.Door/Window Locks
3.Plumbing & Electrical Repairs to be determined by the City of Menifee(faucets, toilets, garbage disposal, leaking pipes)
4.Flooring due to unsafe conditions
5.Heating/Cooling
6.Ramps, Stairs, and Handrails
7.Smoke Detectors
8.Water Heaters
9.Windows
10.Improvements necessary to correct certain building code violations

For additional questions or information on the Minor Home Rehabilitation Grant Program, please contact Edna I. Lebrón, by phone at 951-723-3713 or email.