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.
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
92 percent of Home Repair clients are women and either single or widowed
62 percent of Home Repair clients are seniors
54 percent of Home Repair clients are disabled
Annual incomes of Home Repair clients, mostly fixed, are very low to extremely low, ranging between $12,000-$30,000
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.