The city is accepting applications for the Home Repair Program from May 1, 2023 – June 20, 2023. Assistance will be provided on a first come, first served basis until all applications are processed or until all available funds are committed, whichever occurs first.
Eligibility requirements include that:
- The applicants must own and occupy the home,
- The home must be in the targeted geography,
- The household must income qualify, and
- The household must be enrolled in the City’s Utility Assistance Program (UAP).
A full list of program eligibility requirements can be found in the program guidelines 2023 South Bend Home Repair Program Guidelines.
Eligible repairs for homes through the program ONLY include a new roof and/or furnace. The final determination of eligible repairs will be based on a required program inspection.
The 2023 program target geography is indicated by the areas in blue on the map below. Your home must be within the target geography to be eligible.
Determine location eligibility
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Eligible properties are located in shaded areas on the map.
Households must income qualify to be eligible for the program. The annual household income, including income for all adults 18 and older that live at the home, must be below 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI) as determined by the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Households must be enrolled in the City’s Utility Assistance Program (UAP) to be eligible. UAP offers low income residents a resource to reduce your water and sewer bill by up to $25.50 per month.
If you are not currently enrolled, you can still begin the application process for the Home Repair Program. However, you must be enrolled prior to being determined eligible for home repair assistance. To start the UAP application process visit southbendin.gov/uap or call 311.
Additional eligibility criteria include, the property is owner-occupied, property taxes are current, and there is current homeowners’ insurance.
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How to apply
If you are interested in the Home Repair Program, and believe that you meet the eligibility requirements, you can complete a pre-screening survey by visiting the Department of Community Investment Neighborhoods Office located on 13th floor of the County-City Building or by calling 574-235-5915.
If you meet pre-screening requirements, program guidelines and an application will be sent to you.
Applications must be received by the program staff no later than June 20th at 5pm. No applications will be accepted after the deadline. Applications with a postmark prior to June 19th but received after the deadline will NOT be considered.
- Lead Safe South Bend funding is available to income-qualified homeowners for lead abatement or interim controls that make your housing safer.
- Rebuilding Together St. Joseph County provides a mix of major safety issues and improvement projects in a defined geographic location within the City. Priority given to seniors, veterans, and disabled homeowners who met income requirements.
- Real Services offers energy assistance and weatherization support for income eligible households.
- Learn about resources to support you and your family in the City of South Bend at southbendin.gov/support