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Helping Austinites make their homes safe

Austinites whose homes present health or safety hazards may need financial assistance.  This program helps eligible homeowners to make critical and necessary repairs. Minor Home Repair Grants are up to $5,000 per home.

The Minor Home Repair Grant is to help fix dangerous conditions, such as leaking gas pipes, faulty electric, decaying roofs, and collapsing floors. These are some example repairs that may be necessary to make a home safe.

 Eligible homeowners do not need to pay for any of the grant-approved repairs.

 

Who is eligible?
  • Austin homeowners & renters living within Austin’s full purpose city limits.  Renters must have landlord approval before applying.
  • Austinites must be at least 62 years old ~OR~ verified by a doctor to be severely disabled per Americans with Disabilities Act guidelines.
  • Austinites must have a gross annual income at/below 80% Median Family Income (MFI). The table below shows the income limits by number of persons living in the home.
Application Process

1. Complete the Home Repair Application ( Spanish )

2. Submit application with required documentation.
 
3. Austin nonprofits administer the grants and repairs.
 
4. Construction scheduling varies based on need, project size, and repairs needed.
 
5. Upon completion, City staff will verify the repairs.
Contact program administrators

The Austin Area Urban League administers the Minor Home Repair Grants Program. 512.478.7176; communications@aaul.org.

Call 512-974-3100, 311, or email hpdcs@austintexas.gov with questions.

For a checklist of other programs and resources that are available, go to the Austin Is My Home page.

 

Download a flyer about this and other Housing & Planning Department Home Repair Programs.

 

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