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JAS Home Improvement Program


Just A Start

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Just A Start's Home Improvement Program (HIP) provides low and no-interest loans and technical assistance to income-qualified Cambridge homeowners with their repair and rehab projects.

Registration required

  • Sign-up is ongoing

Application is required. Please visit the House Improvement Program's website to learn more.


This Program is free!

Funding assistance in the form of low and no-interest loans is provided to qualified Cambridge property owners on a case by case basis.


  • Both in-person and virtual (online or over the phone).

Just A Start Headquarters

1035 Cambridge Street #12
Cambridge, MA 02141
United States


Wellington Harrington

Our program also serves people at their property or wherever it is needed

Dates and Times

This is an ongoing program.

Additional information

JAS staff work to secure low interest mortgage loan funding and grant assistance, when available, to fund the work. JAS’s experienced rehab specialists guide the homeowner through the entire process: application/qualification; project scope and cost planning, bidding and contractor selection, financing/grants, and technical assistance oversight throughout the project life-cycle. The program is running in a hybrid format.

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This is an ongoing program.
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Ethan Solomon

Homeownership Programs Director

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Last updated November 1, 2022.