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JAS House Improvement Program

By Just A Start

Just-A-Start's House Improvement Program (HIP) provides technical assistance to Cambridge homeowners with their repair & rehab projects.

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This is an ongoing program.

Age: Adult.

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-interest mortgage loan funding and grants may be available for low to moderate income eligible Cambridge homeowners per current Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) guidelines.

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Ethan Solomon
Home Improvement Program Manager

Registration required

  • Sign-up is ongoing

House Improvement Program

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


Funding assistance in the form of low interest loans is provided to qualified Cambridge property owners on a case by case basis.


  • Only virtual (online or over the phone).

1035 Cambridge Street #12
Cambridge, MA 02141
United States

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 remotely with some essential functions being done in person on a case-by-case basis.