The City of Springfield provides Emergency Home Repair (EHR) services to very low-income Springfield homeowners. Repairs must be urgent in nature, meaning that the condition to be repaired must pose an immediate health or safety hazard to the occupant or will cause significant decay to the structure if left unabated.
Up to $2,000 is available to a household over a five-year period for home repairs that will enhance health, safety or accessibility.
All work is performed by licensed and bonded contractors.
The City will contract for the work to be done.
Qualified applicants will be scheduled for repairs on a first-come, first-served basis.
IMPORTANT: The City is unable to pay for any work that was not ordered and approved by EHR program staff.
To qualify for the Emergency Home Repair Program you must meet all three of the following:
- Your home must be located within the Springfield corporate City Limits
- You must own and live in your single family home or duplex.
- You must meet the HUD income limits for this program.
Eligible Repairs must be to the actual dwelling part of your home. Repairs to separate porches, rooms or garages are generally ineligible. Physically disabled renters may qualify to have the home equipped for handicapped access.
To apply for assistance through the Emergency Home Repair Program, please complete the application form (.pdf format), or contact the Housing Programs Staff at 726-2358.
The City of Springfield does not discriminate against any individual on the basis of age, race, sex, color, marital status, familial status (family with children), national origin, religion or handicap.
Links to Other Housing Resources
Springfield Home Maintenance Guide (.pdf) Download this handy home maintenance manual that provides tips on how to perform basic home repairs and maintenance. Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view this file.