Hammers for Hope provides free and low‐cost home repairs and upgrades to those in need in Lake County, California. The program is designed to assist seniors, low‐income individuals and families, and people with disabilities by making minor home repairs to improve comfort and safety. Hammers for Hope is a collaborative effort made possible by community volunteers and local contractors with major funding provided by Calpine Corporation and assistance from Kelseyville Lumber.

The program is designed to assist with short‐term repair projects under $5,000 in materials and labor. Examples of repair projects include minor roof repairs; painting; weatherproofing and insulation; minor carpentry, electrical, and plumbing repairs; and installation of wheelchair access ramps.

Important Note: Assistance will be determined based on several factors, including type and extent of repairs needed, availability and ability of volunteers and/or contractor crews, applicant need, and
available funds.

Applicant Guidelines

  • Applicants must own and live in their own home or mobile home.
  • Applicants must provide proof of homeownership.
  • Those applicants who live in a mobile home must have written permission from management of the mobile home park for the work to be done or ramp to be built.
  • Preference may be given to those applicants who meet income guidelines (refer to chart in the application) and who provide documentation of total household income for all persons living in the home.

Proof of Eligibility
For consideration, you may be asked to submit copies of one or more of the following documents along with your application: 1) Most recent U.S. Income Tax Return or other proof of income (e.g., social security benefit statement for everyone living in your home); 2) Checking and savings bank statements for everyone living in your home; and/or 3) Most recent paid property tax bill.

If you have any questions, call Rob Brown at 349‐2628.

Download the Hammers for Hope Program Application