Minor Repair Program

This service is part of the Financial and Housing Recovery Center (FHRC)

Applications are accepted for a four-week period and are selected through a lottery. The Minor Repair Program does not keep a waiting list and homeowners who are not selected in the lottery are encouraged to reapply the following year. The application period for the 2021 Minor Repair Program is now closed. Check back in September 2021 when the 2022 Minor Repair Program application may be available.

Online Form

This service is not available online. Please download and complete the paper form, or call 210.207.6459 to request an appointment.

Paper Form

Step 1.What You Need to Know

The application period for the 2021 Minor Repair Program is now closed. Check back in September 2021 when the 2022 Minor Repair Program application may be available. 

Applications are accepted for a four-week period and are selected through a lottery. The Minor Repair Program does not keep a waiting list and homeowners who are not selected in the lottery are encouraged to reapply the following year.

Program eligibility requirements include but are not limited to:

  • Property must be within San Antonio city limits (Districts 1-10)
  • Must have a current year Homestead Exemption on the property
  • Property taxes must be current (Payment plans and active deferrals are allowed.)
  • Be a US citizen or Legal Resident
  • Must not have any prior liens or judgments on property (Mortgages are allowed.)
  • All owner(s) must reside in the home as their primary residence.
  • Must meet established U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development income limit guidelines. Gross income must not exceed 80% of the Area Median Income. Income limits are subject to change.

Step 2.How it Works

  • The Minor Repair Program addresses non-emergency health and safety items such as plumbing, electrical, non-working utilities, broken windows, damaged doors and other items in need of repair. Minor Repair funds are a one-time grant not to exceed $25,000 per household.
  • Applications are accepted for a four-week period leading up to the lottery. The City will hold a lottery of all applications determined eligible by staff review to fill the available Minor Repair project slots for each City Council District. Additional applications will be identified as alternates, should selected applicants withdraw from the program of fail to meet program requirements.
  • Eligible homeowners selected through the lottery process will sign a Restrictive Covenant requiring homeowner(s) to maintain property as a homestead and continue to pay property taxes, maintain a tax payment plan, or an active deferral for five years from the project completion.

Step 3.Complete Application

The application period for the 2021 Minor Repair Program is now closed. Check back in September 2021 when the 2022 Minor Repair Program application may be available.

Step 4.What Happens Next

Staff will notify applicant when they are next in line to start the qualification process.

Phone

Please call 210.207.6459 to request an appointment.

In Person

Please call 210.207.6459 to request an appointment.