City of Auburn Minor Home Repair Program to Assist Eligible Homeowners
The City of Auburn Minor Home Repair Program assists low-income homeowners in preserving and maintaining safe and affordable housing. This program provides subsidies of up to $7,000.00 to qualifying homeowners for emergency minor home repairs. Minor Housing Repair grants have been used to fix leaky roofs, unsafe stairs, floor repairs, accessibility for people with impairments, and heating system repairs, among other things. The City of Auburn, Washington pays the contractor directly.
There are certain requirements that must be met to be eligible for the City of Auburn Minor Home Repair Program:
- Applicants must own a single-family residence or manufactured home located within Auburn city limits
- They must have lived in that for at least a year before applying and it must be your principal residence.
- Meet the income requirements (PDF) of the program
- Provide proof of homeownership and household income as part of the application.
If awarded a grant, a City staff member will assess the home to see what this program can do to improve the home’s health and safety. The Housing Repair Technician will perform simple repairs as needed, then obtain quotations and contact a qualified contractor or vendor on your behalf for repairs that require an expert in that field.
The Auburn Minor Home Repair Program is a voluntary program initiative. Although there is no application deadline for this program, finances are limited, and there is typically a waitlist. Eligible applicants will be taken on a first-come, first-serve basis, according to the priority system established by the City. Applications for the City of Auburn Minor Home Repair Program are available here.