What types of home repair qualify for the Minor Home Repair Grant Program?

All minor home repair improvements must remedy substandard conditions and/or eliminate a safety hazard. Please be advised that repairs are subject to our ability to retain qualified contractors.

Eligible Improvements

Examples of eligible improvements:

  • Accessibility: Install grab bars/hand rails
  • Detectors (Smoke and Carbon Monoxide): Installation to Code
  • Drains: Identify and repair faulty drains; Cable sewer lines
  • Electrical Wiring: Inspect and correct electrical hazards
  • Heating Systems: Install humidifiers, thermostats
  • Insulation: Installation of insulation
  • Lighting: Installation of exterior lights for security purposes
  • Masonry:
    • Minor chimney repairs
    • Repair or replace broken masonry
  • Plumbing:
    • Garbage disposals, hot water tanks and toilets repaired or replaced when necessary
    • Repair/replace when necessary
    • Check for leaks, rusted pipes
  • Roof: Check/repair minor leaks, valleys, and flashing, secure or replace shingles
  • Siding: Repairs only; No replacement
  • Steps: Replace broken boards, treads
  • Windows/Doors: 
    • Install deadbolt locks
    • Repair/replace broken glass/screen
    • Repair/replace exterior doors and storm doors
    • Check all operations

Ineligible Improvements

Examples of ineligible home improvements:

  • Appliance: Repair or Replacement
  • Concrete: No repairs or replacement of sidewalk, driveway or porches
  • Painting

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1. Who is eligible for a Minor Home Repair Grant?
2. What are the income guidelines as determined by Housing and Urban Development?
3. What types of home repair qualify for the Minor Home Repair Grant Program?
4. How is the work completed?
5. Can repairs be completed on my condominium?
6. How much do I have to pay?
7. How often may I apply for a grant?
8. How do I apply for a Minor Home Repair Grant?
9. What do I need to bring to the appointment?