Neighborhood Pride Paint Program

The Neighborhood Pride Paint Program is designed to assist qualified homeowners paint the exterior of their homes in a comprehensive effort to maintain and improve the character, aesthetic quality and property values within the community.

This program is suspended until July 2020 when additional Community Development Block Grant funding is made available


Selection of owner-occupied homes or mobile homes will be based on a lottery. Due to funding constraints, the number of owner-occupied homes or mobile homes selected to participate is limited. To qualify:

  1. Properties must be owner-occupied.
  2. The home or mobile home must be in need of painting as determined by the City.
  3. The existing exterior paint must be lead-free.
  4. Owners may not have assets in excess of $120,000, excluding the value of the home.
  5. Homeowners must qualify by not exceeding maximum low-income limits for the previous two years determined by household size as defined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Maximum Income Limit by Household Size

Household Size
Maximum Income
1 person household $66,500
2 person household $76,000
3 person household $85,500
4 person household $94,500
5 person household $102,550
6 person household $110,150
7 person household $117,750
8 person household $125,350

Homes will be tested to determine if lead-based paint is present prior to acceptance. If lead-based paint is found, the homeowner will be offered the opportunity to apply for a housing rehabilitation loan to implement lead abatement measures and repainting.


If you are interested in participating in this year’s paint project, please pick up an application packet at City Hall or download the application packet (PDF) online. Return the application to the City of Lake Forest, Attention: Theresa Dobbs, 100 Civic Center Drive, Lake Forest, CA 92630.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Theresa Dobbs at (949) 461-3473 or email Theresa Dobbs. Office hours by appointment only.