Program Detail

Home Repair Application Program

DESCRIPTION:Provides online application to apply for assistance in repairing homes in the City of Houston and/or Harris County that were damaged by Hurricane Harvey. Repairs are limited to less than half of the property value of the home, in accordance with Harris County permitting standards. Exact available funding differs by household income and by partner organization.
Note: Applications can be made even if other funds have been received including from FEMA, and Insurance as long as there is documentation on how the funds were spent.

INTAKE PROCEDURE:Complete the online application at "Harvey Home connect":
After the application is submitted, there are two more steps for eligibility: the Harvey Home Connect team will verify the submitted documents; a representative from a partner organization will contact the applicant to perform an assessment of construction needs on the home. Following these steps, the team will determine whether or not the home is eligible for repairs.

Note: if applicant does not qualify for free services, the agency can provide direction on accessing low-interest loans for the work to be done.

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED:Documents needed are also listed in the on-line application.
For each adult household member:
2 most recent pay stubs (note: we also accept other forms of income verification).
2 most recent checking account statements (if person has checking account).
1 most recent savings account statement (if person has savings account).
Tax return (if filed in past two years).
For each home:Current deed, statement of ownership, or affidavit proving ownership.
Most recent mortgage statement (if home is mortgaged).
Property tax payment plan (if applicable; we’ll cross-reference all applications with the Harris County Tax Assessor’s database).
Receipts or itemized list of home repair expenditures from FEMA reward.

ELIGIBILITY:There is a focus on assisting vulnerable populations including elderly, low-income, people with disabilities, families with undocumented household members, families with children and households that did not qualify for FEMA assistance. However, all can apply.
1. The home is located in the City of Houston and/or Harris County.
2. Hurricane Harvey damaged the home.
3. The seeker lived in the home prior to Hurricane Harvey in August 2017.
4. The home is owned by the seeker, another member of their household, or a family member (living or deceased).
5. The household income is less than 400% of the federal poverty guidelines, which vary by household size.
6. Taxes are up to date or are on a payment plan.

LANGUAGES:English, Spanish
For addtional languages, please email the agency for assistance.

AREA SERVED:Harris County


  • Disaster Specific Home Repair
  • Post Disaster Rebuilding Assistance

LANGUAGES:English, Spanish

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