Emergency Minor Home Repair Program

Through the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, the City of Eugene offers assistance for very low-income property owners to correct conditions that create an immediate threat to the health and safety of the occupants or could cause rapid deterioration of the structure. Assistance for very low-income homeowners of stick frame homes includes 0%, deferred loans, up to $5,000. For very low-income mobile homeowners, grants are available in the amount of up to $5,000. Grants do not need to be repaid.

Emergency Minor Home Repair Brochure/Programa de Reparacion de Emergencias menores en el Hogar

Eligibility Requirements

Potential program participants should verify that they meet certain requirements before submitting an application. Eligibility requirements for the program are:

  • Property must be applicant’s residence with Lane County Assessor’s Real Market Value of less than $260,839
  • Property must be within the Eugene city limits and annexed into the City
  • Repairs must be eligible types of work and limited to living space areas
  • Applicants must meet very-low income requirements, as follows:

Household Income Limits (50% Eugene Area Median Income)(Effective July 1, 2020)

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2020 Maximum Income$24,500$28,000$31,500$35,000$37,800$40,600

Fair Market Rents (FMRs) also apply except as applicable and noted below:

  • All FMRs include utilities paid by tenant per the Utility Allowances Schedule in effect

Accessibility Improvements for Tenants (Effective May 2020)   

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2020 Eugene
 Fair Market Rents

Eligible Emergency Minor Home Repairs

  • Failure of electrical, plumbing, or heating systems
  • Leaking roof
  • Home security

The maximum assistance per property is $10,000 depending on the project. 

The Emergency Minor Home Repair and Accessibility Improvements programs may be combined. Please contact the Housing Rehabilitation Specialist for more information (541-682-5446).