Program Purpose

The Emergency Repair Program assists low and moderate income persons with emergency repairs that occur without warning and are a threat to the health and safety of the applicant.

Eligible Applicants

  • Applicants must own and occupy the residence.
  • Applicant must not have received prior assistance from the City under any housing program.
  • Applicants annual income must not exceed 50% of the median income for the City as set by HUD.

Dallas County Income Limits

Tarrant County Income Limits 

TIP:  Family sizes in excess of 8 persons are calculated by adding 8% of the four-person income limit for each additional family member.  That is, a 9-person limit should be 140% of the 4-person limit, the 10-person limit should be 148%.  The income limit values for large households (9-12 persons) must be rounded to the nearest $50.  Therefore, all values from 1 to 24 are rounded down to zero and all values from 25 to 49 are rounded up to 50.

How the Program Works

Emergency repairs will not exceed $5,000 and requires the Division Manager’s approval.  Emergency repairs will be inspected to insure they fall into the without warning criteria.

Housing and Neighborhood Services is responsible for:
Verifying an actual emergency exists

  • Preparation of work specifications
  • Obtaining bids from qualified contractors
  • Monitoring work done