City of San Antonio to help with home repair costs

Residents with low to moderate income may be eligible for home repair funding.


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Home improvement projects have the tendency to be stressful and costly. That’s why the City of San Antonio is reopening applications for its Home Repair and Lead Remediation program. So grab your clicky pen and get ready to take some notes as we break down this initiative.

Eligibility requirements

Residents with low to moderate incomes can receive city grants for minor and major home repairs.

To get a grant, you must:

  • Reside in a single-family, detached home in San Antonio
  • Earn an income 80% or below of the area’s median income
  • Have an active Homestead Exemption with the Bexar County Appraisal District
  • Possess proof of homeowner + fire insuranceCheck out the full criteria.

Minor vs major repair

What’s the difference? Glad you asked.

Qualifying minor repairs include:

  • Plumbing
  • Electrical
  • Non-working utilities
  • Broken windows

The cost of the repair cannot exceed $25,000 along with a five year Restrictive Covenant term.

Major repairs consist of:

  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • Heating + air conditioning

These repairs are eligible for up to $145,000 in the form of a forgivable loan, meaning repayment is not required as long as the resident lives in the home 10 years.

How can I apply?

Applications open online beginning Monday, Oct. 23 and close on Monday, Nov. 20. For help with applying, homeowners can receive assistance by visiting the following organizations: