Emergency Minor Home Repair Program

Through the federal Community Development Block Grant 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

Additionally, very low-income homeowners and tenants with disabilities may be eligible for assistance to make accessibility improvements to remove architectural barriers and install strobe smoke alarms. Assistance for very-low income, disabled homeowners and tenants of stick frame homes includes 0%, deferred loans, up to $5,000. For mobile homes, grants are available in the amount of up to $5,000. Grants do not need to be repaid.

Brochure for Accessibility Improvement Programs/Programa de Mejoras de Accesibilidad

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)
Household Size
 1  2  3  4  5 6
2018 Maximum Income
 $24,450 $25,650 $28,850 $32,050
$34,650 $37,200

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
 # of Bedrooms
 Studio  1  2  3 4
2018 Eugene
Fair Market Rents
 $623  $727 $967
$1,407 $1,660

Eligible Emergency Minor Home Repairs


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

Eligible Accessibility Improvements


  • Examples include removal of architectural barriers, installation of ramps or modifications to doorways, and installation of grab bars, handrails, and lever hardware
  • Install strobe smoke alarms
The Emergency Minor Home Repair and Accessibility Improvements programs cannot be combined. The maximum assistance per property is $5,000.