The City of Hesperia recently announced a new program aimed at helping local homeowners improve energy and water efficiency, according to a news release.


The city's Environmental Programs Energy Efficiency Rehabilitation Program provides grants not loans of up to $2,000 to homeowners of single-family detached dwellings for the performance of energy efficiency home assessments and for the performance of eligible improvements that increase energy and water efficiency of their home.


Participation in the EERP is limited to applicants whose annual household income does not exceed the HUD-established area income limits for low- and moderate-income households. These income limits provide the criteria for eligibility based on the total amount of annual household income adjusted for household size. The city will require documentation of household size, household income and property ownership information in order to determine applicant eligibility, according to the release.


The applicant(s) must be the current owner(s) of the Hesperia property and live on the property to be rehabilitated as their principal place of residence, in order to eligible for EERP assistance.


An application must be completed in its entirety and submitted with copies of documents as outlined in the guidelines.


To view the full guidelines and download an application, visit www.cityofhesperia.us or call City Hall at 760-947-1000 for more information.