The Neighborhood Pride Paint Program is designed to assist qualified homeowners by painting the exterior of their homes. 


Selection of owner-occupied homes or mobile homes will be based on a lottery.  Due to funding constraints, the number of owner-occupied homes or mobile homes selected to participate is limited. To qualify:
  • Properties must be owner-occupied.
  • Homeowners must income-qualify by not exceeding the income limits by household size stated on the chart below for the previous two tax years and the current year applying to the program.
  • The home must be in need of painting.
  • The existing exterior paint must be lead-free
  • Assets cannot exceed $120,000 (not including homeowner's primary residence).

Maximum Income Limit by Household

Household Size
Maximum Income
1 person
2 people
3 people
4 people
5 people
6 people
7 people
8 people

Lead Paint

Homes will be tested to determine if lead-based paint is present prior to acceptance. If lead-based paint is found, the homeowner will be offered the opportunity to apply for a housing rehabilitation loan to implement lead abatement measures and repainting.


If you are interested in participating in this year’s paint project, please pick up an application packet at City Hall or download the application packet online. Return the application to the City of Lake Forest, Attention: Theresa Dobbs, 25550 Commercentre Drive, Suite 100, Lake Forest, CA 92630.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Theresa Dobbs at (949) 461-3473, or