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!