Housing Rehabilitation Program

The City of Topeka’s Housing Services Division administers several housing rehabilitation programs for both single-family homes and multi-family (rental) homes for the benefit of low-income families. Our wide array of programs can help sustain and revitalize homes to provide decent and safe housing.

Programs Available

Property Maintenance Repair Program

The Property Maintenance Repair Program assists with repairs for low-income homeowners who need repairs to bring their homes up to code and make the home safe, livable, and healthy. All eligible households must have an active property maintenance violation and be on the deed of the property.

Download the Property Maintenance Repair Program Flyer.

Emergency Home Repair

The Emergency Home Repair Program assists with repairs for low-income homeowners who need repairs to bring their homes up to code and make the home safe, livable, and healthy.

Download the Emergency Repair Program Flyer.

 

Immediate health and safety services may include:

  • Furnace Replacement
  • Sewer Line Collapse Repair
  • Water Heater Replacement
  • Roof Replacement (not repair)
  • Significant water line, waste line, or gas line leakage
  • Medically required and documented mechanical systems

 

You are eligible if:

  • Your home is within the Topeka city limits
  • Your home is a single-family detached home, your principle residence, and where you will continue to live after the improvements are made
  • You own and have resided in your home for at least 1 year
  • You have clear title on the property, and ownership is in my name
  • Your household income is 60% or less than the Topeka area median family income (MFI)
  • Your income is above 30% median family income, homeowner must supply the service call.
  • You have a government photo identification

Emergency Repair Income Limits

Number of Occupants Dollar Amount Limit
1 $28,860
2 $32,940
3 $37,080
4 $41,160
5 $44,460
6 $47,760
7 $51,060
8 $54,360

Please call 785-368-3711 for more information; or download the Emergency Home Repair Program Application. After the first year, the first $1,500 of assistance will be considered a grant and not to be repaid. If the home repair assistance is greater than $1,500 requires a mortgage to be filed between the City of Topeka and homeowner through a Deferred 0 % interest loan, with terms up to 7 years and partially forgiven.

 

Accessibility Program (Barrier Removal)

If you have difficulty entering, leaving, or moving about your home due to a disability, our accessibility program can modify those areas of your home to make them easier to use. Eligible homeowners and renters can receive a one-time grant to assist with some home improvements.

Download the Accessibility Program Flyer.

 

Homeowner Services may include:

  • One access to the home
  • Wheel chair ramp
  • Handrails
  • Door widening
  • Accessible showers, shower grab bars
  • Accessible sinks and faucet handles (bathroom only)
  • Elevated (ADA) toilets
  • Rental Services may include:
  • One access to the home
  • Wheel chair ramp

 

Your are eligible if:

  • Your home is within the Topeka city limits
  • Your household income is 80% or less than the Topeka area median family income (MFI)
  • You or someone in your household is disabled. You must provide a medical request from a licensed physician.

Accessibility Income Limits

Number of Occupants Dollar Amount Limit
1 $38,450
2 $43,950
3 $49,450
4 $54,900
5 $59,300
6 $63,700
7 $68,100
8 $72,500

Applying
Renters and homeowners may apply. Call 785-368-3711 or download the Accessibility Program Application.

Osage County Owner Occupied Home Rehab Program

You are eligible if:

  • Income is less than $62k annually
  • You are current on property taxes
  • Applicant’s name is on the deed and they reside in the home

This program is not open to mobile homes.

Learn more about the program.