Eligibility Requirements

Following are the eligibility requirements for the City of Tacoma Home Repair Program:

General Requirements

  • Applicant must own and occupy the home
  • Home must be within Tacoma city limits
  • Willingness to partner - Inform the office of changes in family situation (income, family size, contact information)
  • Living conditions must be substandard (i.e., repairs are necessary to make the housing safe, decent, and affordable)

Household Income Requirements

  • Household income includes all gross income (before taxes) from all current sources - employment, social security, dependents who receive social security, disability, pension, child support, alimony, unemployment, etc.
  • Liquid assets must be less than $30,000
  • Non-liquid assets must be less than $100,000
  • Total household income must not exceed 80% of the area median income (see chart below)
Family Size 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Maximum Annual Income $37,500 $42,900 $48,250 $53,600 $57,900 $62,200 $66,500

Applicants who are slightly outside of the income guidelines are encouraged to apply if all other criteria are met, as income limits are subject to change.

Note: We are not currently accepting applicants for any of our home repair programs.