The Minor Home Repair Grants Program assists with repairs for low-income homeowners who are facing a serious conditions, or a health or safety hazard. Services under this program include repairs, customer recruitment, screening and selection of eligible customers, and the supervision of repairs on homes owned by low-income residents.

Three categories are used to define minor repairs:

• Intervention Assistance: repairs to homes which would alleviate those situations which present life-threatening conditions such as leaking gas pipes or electrical wire short-circuiting.

• Repair Assistance: repairs to homes, which would alleviate threats to health and safety of occupants.

• Major System Repairs: repairs to or replacement of major operating system(s) of a home, when the repair does not alter environmental conditions and when the repair is limited to protection, repair or restoration activities necessary to control or arrest the effects of disasters, imminent threats or physical deterioration. Major systems are identified as electrical, plumbing, roofing, mechanical and heating systems.

Eligibility
One-time grants for repairs are provided to homeowners residing in the City of Austin, and whose household income does not exceed 80% of the Median Family Income (MFI) as determined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

For Questions or More Information
Want to know more? NHCD and the Austin Housing Finance Corporation contracts with the Austin Area Urban League to administer the Minor Home Repair Program.  You can contact them by dropping by their offices at 8011A Cameron Road Building A-100, Austin, TX 78754 from Monday to Friday 8 am to 5 pm or by calling (512) 478-7176, or emailing them at communications@aaul.org.

You may also want to email questions to NHCDCS@austintexas.gov, or call 512-974-3100.  You may also download the GO Repair Application.