Emergency Home Repair

The Emergency Home Repair Program assists with repairs for low-income homeowners who need repairs to bring their homes up to code and make the home safe, livable, and healthy.

What are immediate health and safety concerns?
  • Furnace Replacement
  • Sewer Line Collapse Repair
  • Water Heater Replacement
  • Roof Replacement (not repair)
  • Significant water line, waste line, or gas line leakage
  • Medically required and documented mechanical systems
You are eligible if
  • Your home is within the Topeka city limits
  • Your home is a single-family detached home, your principle residence, and where you will continue to live after the improvements are made
  • You own and have resided in your home for at least 1 year
  • You have clear title on the property, and ownership is in my name
  • Your household income is 60% or less than the Topeka area median family income (MFI)
  • Your income is above 30% median family income, homeowner must supply the service call.
  • You have a government photo identification
Emergency Repair Income Limits

After the first year, the first $1,500 of assistance will be considered a grant and not to be repaid. If the home repair assistance is greater than $1,500 requires a mortgage to be filed between the City of Topeka and homeowner through a Deferred 0 % interest loan, with terms up to 7 years and partially forgiven.

Request Emergency Home Repair assistance today!

Housing Services contact information

620 SE Madison
Topeka, KS 66607
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