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Housing Repair Assistance Program

The City of Renton program provides free health and safety minor home repairs to owner-occupied homes within the City limits and the household income is less than the Maximum Annual Income limits below.

The first service that is automatically provided is a home assessment that is done by Housing Repair staff.  This gives us important information about your home that allows us to do repairs quickly and efficiently.  It is also how we prioritize the work to be provided at your home.

Services Provided include:

Services are provided at no cost to the client. Maximum expenditures per client per calendar year are $750 to $4,000, depending on household income. Health and safety services are done on the primary structure/house only (no carports, free-standing garages, or fences).

 

  • Safety: Install smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms, security lighting, repair and/or replace steps and stairs.
  • Plumbing: Repair and/or replace faulty water heaters, leaking faucets, valves, toilets, sinks, drains, and pipes.
  • Electrical: Repair and/or replace non-working lights, switches, outlets, circuits, and exhaust fans.
  • Heating: Repair and/or replace faulty furnace fans, thermostats, and faulty primary heating equipment that is the sole source of heat.
  • Adaptations for Disabilities: Install, repair and/or replace exterior ramps, handrails, grab bars, lever door knobs and faucet handles, handheld shower heads, tub/shower seats, elevated toilet seats, and tub edge saddle grab bars.
  • Weatherproofing: Repair and/or replace faulty gutters and downspouts.  Clean gutters and downspouts once per year.
 2016 HUD INCOME GUIDELINES
Median Family Income = $90,300
Effective March 28, 2016

 

 Family
Size

 

30% Median Extremely
Low-Income
50% Median Low-Income

80% Median Moderate-Income

1 $19,000 $31,650 $48,550
2 $21,700 $36,150 $55,450
3 $24,400 $40,650 $62,400
4 $27,100 $45,150 $69,300
5 $29,300 $48,800 $74,850
6 $32,580 $52,400 $80,400
7 $36,730 $56,000 $85,950
8 $40,890 $59,600 $91,500

How do I apply? There are two options: 

1. ONLINE:

Click below to start the online application, part of the application requires uploading documents into the online application; if you are unable to do so, complete the online application and mail the documents to:                       
     City of Renton Human Services
     1055 South Grady Way
     Renton, WA  98057

HRAP app

2. BY MAIL: 

  1. Download the City of Renton Housing Repair Assistance Program application.  (For questions about the application, call the Human Services office at  425-430-6600, or email your questions to humanservices@rentonwa.gov.

  2. Complete the application forms and mail them with the supporting financial documentation to the Human Services office at:
     
     City of Renton Human Services
     1055 South Grady Way
     Renton, WA  98057

 

CONTRACTORS
The City of Renton Home Repair Program uses  a roster to invite contractors to bid on projects under $4,000.  The lowest reasonable cost and responsible bidder is selected.  Projects include: plumbing, roofing, electrical, furnace repair and replacement, sewer work, and general contracting.  The City of Renton retains the right to remove or suspend a company at any time, based on the City’s opinion of the company’s performance and responsibility.
 
To be on the roster, you will need:

 

  1. Washington State business license and Uniform Business Identification Number (UBI).
  2. City of Renton Business license.
  3. City of Renton vendor application.
  4. Proof of Insurance. For City of Renton insurance requirements.
  5. City of Renton Housing Repair Contractor application.

Minority and Women owned businesses are encouraged to apply.  Thank you for your interest.  If you have questions, please contact the Housing Repair Coordinator at 425-430-6693.

 

 

 

 

Other Housing Repair Programs:

King County Housing Repair Program offers deferred payment, zero percent interest loans, and grants for necessary, quality of life home improvements

King County Housing Authority Weatherization free to qualified low-income homeowners and renters

Rampathon- Master Builder's Association builds wheel chair access ramps for free for low-income homeowners in King and Snohomish County.  Applications are accepted September through Mid-February, and the ramps are built over a weekend in May.

Rebuilding Together Seattle repairs and revitalizes the homes of low income homeowners, particularly the elderly, disabled, and families with children

Habitat for Humanity Seattle-King CountyEvery donation helps build a home

ECO-Consulting Up to 20 LED light bulbs for qualifying PSE Electric Customers