Home Repair Services

Home repair services

Home Repair Services

Fulton County offers TWO home repair and rehabilitation opportunities for residents, the Department of Senior Services Minor Home Repair Program and the Community Development Minor Home Repair Program for low to very low income homeowners.


DEPARTMENT OF SENIOR SERVICES MINOR HOME REPAIR PROGRAM

This program provides home repair services with the goal to keep seniors in their homes. There is a waiting list for this service. It may take up to 30-45 days before the contractor makes an appointment.

The repairs focus on health and safety. Repairs listed below are examples of work that may be approved:

  • Structural issues: ceiling, wall, floors, doors, windows and sealants to protect from deterioration and security modification.
  • Accessibility modification: installation of thresholds, ramps, zero step doorways, repair and installation of grab bars.
  • Plumbing: replacement of fixtures such as tub, shower, bathroom sink, or toilet.
  • Weatherization: installing storm doors, insulation, servicing heating and cooling units, and minor roof repairs.
  • Home and Exterior maintenance: removal of safety hazards, such as yard debris, fallen limbs, overgrown vegetation and replacement of window panes.
  • Qualifications: Seniors must be 55-years-old and above, own their own home, and have proof of homeowners insurance and live in Fulton County. There is no cost for this service

For more information, please contact the STARLine.


Department of Community Development minor home repair Program

The Minor Home Repair Program is a federally funded loan/grant program from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that is administered by Fulton County, Georgia. This program is funded through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME programs.

The purpose of the Minor Home Repair Program is to improve the livability of a home, to extend its life for a minimum of 10 years, and to meet the current minimum building codes, whenever possible. Major emphasis is given to housing problems affecting safety and health (such as gas leaks, outdated and hazardous electrical wiring, and plumbing).

The actual amount of repairs needed will be determined from an inspection and evaluation of the home. This type of assistance can vary depending on the needs in a home; however, not all homes can be repaired. If the home has too many major problems, it may not qualify for our minor home rehab/repair program.

Home Repair Services

what is an interest list?

A list of homeowners who have expressed an interest in obtaining home repairs


how do i get on the interest list?

To see if you qualify for the Senior Services program,  please call (404) 613-6000. To see if you qualify for the Community Development Minor Home Repair program, please call 404-612-7193.  Eligible homeowners are added to the interest list on a first-come, first-served basis and assisted based on funding availability.

is the interest list open?

The Interest list is currently closed.

 


when will it open?

Please check this website for updates.


what are the goals of the homeowner rehabilitation program?

  • Eliminate health and safety hazards in older homes
  • Benefit low-income, very low-income, and extremely low-income, and disabled residents
  • Address energy efficiency issues
  • Improve neighborhoods and encourage long-term stability
  • Make your house accessible to family members with special needs
  • Bring your house up to minimum safe property standards and local codes
  • Improve the property values for you and your neighborhood
  • Improve your living conditions and extend the life of your house
  • Eliminate unsafe and hazardous conditions

what repairs are eligible for the department of senior services minor home repair program?

  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • Sewer Lines
  • Heating/Cooling
  • Roofing
  • Termite Control
  • Windows
  • Exterior Doors
  • Exterior Paint (two colors)
  • Interior Paint
  • Insulation
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Bathroom Fixtures
  • Kitchen Countertops
  • Kitchen Fixtures
  • Flooring
  • Hot Water Heaters
  • Home Accessibility
  • Other Health and Safety Items

What repairs are eligible for the department of Community Development minor home repair program?

Eligible repairs that will be completed through the Minor Home Repair Grant Program include the following:

  • Water heaters - Replacement or repair
  • Plumbing interior – repairs to water lines, sewer lines, toilets, etc.
  • Electrical – repair of breakers, panels, or wiring
  • Heating/cooling systems – repair, replacement or purchase/installation of wall heaters or wall A/C units
  • Roof – replacement or repair

what repairs are not covered?

Improvements that: 
• Change the style or colors
• Make your home "Look Like New" - most repairs are not easily seen
• Add to the size of your house
• Routine maintenance
• Landscaping
• Decks

 

what are the eligibility requirements?

  • Must be owner-occupied for a minimum of one year
  • You must qualify at 80% of the area median income
  • Priority is given to those who have not received assistance before
  • Owner may be required to live in the home for a specified period of time