A home after receiving a new roof and a fresh coat of paint thanks to Austin Habitat and a community of sponsors and volunteers.

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Home Repair

Providing help with home repairs for low income families in Austin


Austin Habitat for Humanity’s Home Repair Program works to alleviate substandard living conditions and to preserve Austin’s existing affordable housing stock through critical home repairs. The repairs are considered critical when they improve the health, safety, accessibility, and/or energy efficiency for residents and their homes.


Austin Habitat volunteers pause during a critical home repair. 

How it works

We accept applications to select and identify low-income individuals and families whose homes are in need of critical repair. This program typically serves seniors and people with disabilities in Travis, Bastrop, Blanco, Caldwell, Hays Counties.


We partner with the City of Austin and other supporters to complete critical home repairs for low-income households.  Austin Habitat also provides limited volunteer opportunities for home preservation projects, which improve the home’s exterior. Austin Habitat is an active member and co-founder of the Austin Housing Repair Coalition, an inter-referral network of repair agencies in the area. The coalition works to maximize impact for clients and avoid duplication of services.

 

If you are in need of critical home repairs, please click here to learn more about how to qualify and about the application process.

 

Who we serve

In the past three years

  • 83% of Home Repair households have fixed annual incomes that range from very low to extremely low-income
  • 77% of Home Repair head-of-households are seniors over the age of 55
  • 75% of Home Repair clients are female-headed households
  • 42% of Home Repair clients have a household member with a disability

 

why it matters

Critical home repairs benefit the family living in the home, the neighborhood where they live, and our entire community.

home repair is important to homeowners because it

  •  Ensures residents are living in safe and well-maintained homes.
  •  Prevents residents from being displaced from their homes and forced into transitional housing, shelters, or nursing homes.
  •  Protects the household’s financial investments.
  •  Restores the homeowners’ dignity and pride of homeownership.

home repair is important to communities because it

  • Preserves the history and culture of neighborhoods.
  • Preserves the existing affordable housing stock.
  • Revitalizes neighborhoods.
  • Inspires neighborhood residents to reinvest in their communities.

Click here to read about the impact this program has on residents.

 

 

 

 

Our Supporters

            


Donald D. Hammill Foundation

 


Theodore P. Davis Charitable Trust

 

 

This program is supported by a grant from the Texas Veterans Commission Fund for Veterans’ Assistance. The Fund for Veterans’ Assistance provides grants to organizations serving veterans and their families.