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


Home Repair

Providing help with home repairs for low income families in Austin

Through our home repair program, Austin Habitat for Humanity works to revitalize neighborhoods, eliminate sub-standard housing, improve energy efficiency, and keep low-income homeowners in their houses.

Austin Habitat volunteers pause during a critical home repair. 

How it works

We accept applications and reach out to neighborhood organizations to identify low-income, hardworking families whose homes are in need of repair, typically seniors, disabled, veterans, and single-parent families. Read an example of a client story here

We partner with the City of Austin and a mix of generous organizations to raise the funds to provide help with home repairs for low income families. We also provide opportunities for caring volunteer groups to assist homeowners in completing repair and have now expanded into Bastrop County

Who we serve

  • 83 percent of Home Repair households have fixed annual incomes that range from
    very low to extremely low-income

  • 77 percent of Home Repair head-of-households are seniors over the age of 55

  • 75 percent of Home Repair clients are female-headed households
  • 42 percent 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 families are living in safe and well maintained homes
  •  Prevents families from being displaced from their homes and forced into transitional housing or shelters
  •  Protects families’ financial investments
  •  Restores the homeowners’ dignity and pride of homeownership

home repair is important to communities because it

  • Revitalizes neighborhoods 
  • Preserves the history and culture of neighborhoods while implementing sustainable improvements
  • Inspires neighborhood inhabitants to reinvest in their communities
  • Protects Austin’s stock affordable housing

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

Austin Habitat for Humanity is a member of the Austin Housing Repair Coalition.