Neighborhood Services Division

Neighborhood Services - Critical Repair & Neighborhood Revitalization Programs are available!

  1. Contact Us about our Free Programs!

Neighborhood Services Offers Two Free Programs!

For Single-Family Owner Occupied Homes

Critical Repair Program

If you have an emergency that causes your home to be unsafe, this program addresses homes without basic amenities, leaks, or damage.

Neighborhood Revitalization Program

This siding program will wrap decomposed siding with new 3-step siding to help make your home look beautiful on the outside!

Income Limits

As of June 15, 2022

1 Person Household$39,700/year
2 Person Household $45,400/year
3 Person Household $51,050/year
4 Person Household $56,700/year
5 Person Household$61,250/year
6 Person Household $65,800/year
7 Person Household
$70,350/year
8 Person Household $74,850/year


Contact Neighborhood Services today at (325) 437-4576!

  1. Our Guiding Principles

Our Programs

Funding is available for all programs. Contact the Neighborhood Services Division at (325) 437-4576 to learn more.

Complete applications (make certain to answer all questions), then submit them with required documentation to Neighborhood Services. If you have questions or need help, please call us at (325) 437-4576

  1. Critical Repair

Critical Repair Program

The Critical Repair Program is designed to assist Single Family owner occupied homes with critical repair problems that are a detriment to life, safety, or health of occupants, which require immediate action. These are homes where handicap accessibility is needed, or with:

  • Leaks in roofs
  • No water, gas, heat, electrical service
  • Open sewers

The Critical Repair Program will only correct problems deemed a critical situation.

Download the Critical Repair Program Application (PDF).

  1. First Time Homebuyer
  1. Neighborhood Revitalization
  1. Single Family Rehab

Grants

The Neighborhood Services Division is responsible for administering two federal grants:

  • Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
  • Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME)

To remain eligible for the grants, the City must submit a five-year strategic plan - the 2020 to 2024 Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development - and the 2020 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice Study- to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in August 2020. The City must submit an annual One-Year Action Plan that outlines proposed projects and allocations for both programs.

In April 2001, the Abilene Community Excellence (ACE) Task Force recommended building upon the existing neighborhood program concepts in the Planning and Development Services. As a result, combining aspects of the Neighborhood Initiatives (CDBG/HOME) Division with the Planning Services Division enables us to develop a more comprehensive Neighborhood Services Division.