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JAS Home Improvement Program

By Just A Start

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.

Image of JAS Home Improvement Program.

Ages: Adults.

Cambridge residents only.

Cambridge homeowners who have owned and occupied their residence for at least one year and investor-owners of 1-4 unit multifamily rental properties housing income-eligible tenants. Low and no-interest loans and grants may be available for low to moderate income eligible Cambridge homeowners.

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Ethan Solomon
Homeownership Programs Director

Registration required

  • Sign-up is ongoing

JAS Home Improvement Program Application (Fillable Form).

House Improvement Program

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


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

Wellington Harrington

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

Wheelchair accessible.

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.

Home Improvement Program Brochure