Thank you for your interest in the City’s Residential Code Enforcement Relief program. Unfortunately, funding for the program was lost when Governor Brown signed AB1X 26 (Blumenfield), the “Dissolution Act,” into law. The Dissolution Act immediately suspended all new redevelopment activities and incurrence of indebtedness and dissolved redevelopment agencies altogether. The Dissolution Act eliminated La Palma’s Redevelopment Agency and the Community Development Commission. Funding for the Residential Code Enforcement Relief program came from redevelopment. At this time alternative funding has not been identified for the Residential Code Enforcement Relief program.
The City’s Residential Code Enforcement Relief Program is designed to provide assistance to lower income La Palma homeowners who are charged with a Code Enforcement violation but cannot afford to make the necessary repairs. The Program provides a grant of up to $10,000 to allow low-income homeowners to bring their homes up to the City’s minimum standards.
The Code Enforcement Officer routinely disseminates information on the Code Enforcement Relief Program. When residents are issued a notice of violation they are informed of this program as a means to address the violations and provide monetary assistance.