The city of Los Angeles has used data from its award-winning rental inspection program to create a rehabilitation assistance program for the “mom and pop” owner-occupants of duplexes and fourplexes, who lack funds for repairs—many of whom are low-income seniors living on retirement benefits. The Mom & Pop Program provides low-cost deferred loans and grants for lead paint removal and exterior improvements, and a related program provides fully amortized three-percent rehabilitation loans to owners of smaller properties of up to 28 units occupied by low-income tenants.

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