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Alameda County, CA,

Larry Brooks
Healthy Homes Department
Including the Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

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Housing Rehabilitation

How to Become a Contractor Approved to Work on ACHHD Housing Rehabilitation Projects

Welcome to the Community Development Agency Healthy Homes Department Housing Rehabilitation Program Contractor Information Page.

Note: For information and a contractor application for the Lead Hazard Control Program please go to the page How to Become a Contractor for the Lead Hazard Control Program

Contractor Screening Process

The Agency continually strives to improve its services to homeowners. In an effort to ensure that all housing rehabilitation projects are performed and completed to industry standards and health and safety standards, any contractor applying for inclusion in the Housing Rehabilitation Program Contractor List must first go through a thorough pre-screening process. In order to qualify, contractors shall meet the following requirements:

  • Be licensed by the State of California, and be bonded
  • Insured for at least $1,000,000
  • Have worker's compensation
  • Be able to successfully operate a small business
  • Have adequate financing and credit resources to complete projects
  • Provide the names and addresses of at least 3 clients who can provide a professional reference
  • Know building codes and laws relating to construction
  • Complete work on schedule, keep appointments and be on time
  • Organize and coordinate construction tradespersons
  • Communicate with all parties
  • Follow up complaints and call backs
  • Negotiate a resolution of disputes
  • Follow Program guidelines

Small, local, emerging, minority and women-owned businesses are encouraged to apply.

Only eligible contractors may bid on projects. Please read the information on becoming an eligible contractor. The following documents are provided in Portable Document Format (PDF) and require the free Adobe Reader.

Apply by printing out and completing the Housing Repair Contractor Application.

Project Listings on Bid Line 510-567-8256

Only eligible contractors may bid on projects. Please read the information above on becoming an eligible contractor.

To hear a listing of Housing Rehabilitation and Lead Hazard Control projects open for bidding please call 510-567-8256. The list provides a project number, the general area where the project is located, a brief description indicating the scale and scope of the project, an estimated project bid walk date and a contact person for the project.

To bid on an open project, a contractor must attend the bid walk. It is strongly recommended that contractors review the bid documents prior to the bid walk. To request a copy of the bid documents, and the time and location of the bid walk, please call the contact person listed on the bid line.

Small, Local and Emerging Business Program

Alameda County has a program for Small, Local and Emerging Businesses. Find out more at:

* Portable Document Format (PDF) file requires the free Adobe Reader.

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