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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. If you are eligible, fill out and submit the new short and easy-to-use online Home Repairs Request More Information form (available in English and Spanish).
  2. You will be contacted within 3-business days of submitting the form about the next steps.
  3. Construction scheduling varies based on need, project size, and repairs needed.

 Home Repair Programs Interest Form

The short form is available in English and Spanish. 

Contact program administrators

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

Request More Information

 Home Repair Programs Interest Form

The short form is available in English and Spanish. 

Call 512-974-3100, 311, or email hpdcs@austintexas.gov with questions. The City receives and accepts Video Relay Service (VRS) calls from people who are Deaf or hard-of-hearing

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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