Update:

Since launching in June, the Akron Home Repair Program has received over 1,800 applications! 

The first round of applications are now being reviewed, and applicants will receive a letter in the mail in the coming weeks stating if their application has been submitted properly, or if additional documentation is needed.

Applications closed August 31st, 2022. No applications received after this date will be reviewed. You can still call the dedicated phone line at 330-591-4694 with any questions or for help with an application.  

Akron Home Repair Program

The Akron ARPA Home Repair Program is intended to address the housing, health, and safety needs of income-eligible households so that Akron residents can maintain a safe, decent, and affordable place to live.

The Program provides up to $25,000 in eligible repairs to those who are most in need. Eligibility will be determined by the City of Akron, and home inspections and eligible repairs will be completed by City-approved, licensed, building contractors. Eligible repairs are restricted to those necessary for improving the health, safety, and well-being of the household. 

The Program has limited funding, and thus not all eligible applicants will be guaranteed to receive grants. When more applications are received than money is available, selection preference will be given based on the household’s location, income, and need for emergency repairs.

Eligible Repairs

  • ADA Accessibility
  • Roofing
  • Window & Door Installation
  • Siding
  • General Carpentry
  • Drywall & Painting
  • Flooring
  • Foundation
  • Gutters & Downspouts
  • Plumbing
  • HVAC
  • Electrical

Do I Qualify for Home Repair Assistance?



To qualify you must:

• Be the owner/occupant of the home, and your property must be located within the city limits of Akron.

• Meet one of the following household income requirements:

Inside of a QCT and have a household income at or below 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI). 

Outside of a QCT and have a household income at or below 50% of the Area Median Income (AMI). 


• Be current on your mortgage, property taxes, state and local income taxes, or be current on an approved payment plan for any delinquent taxes for a minimum of the three prior months.

Renters, occupants on a land contract, and owners/occupants of mobile home units are not eligible for services through this program. However, the City intends to launch a rental home repair program in the near future.

Do I Live in a Qualified Census Tract?

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Yes, I live in a Qualified Census Tract

Your household income is at or below 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI) and you live within one of Akron’s Qualified Censes Tracts (QCT)

For the purposes of this Program, income is defined as
• Wages and salaries;
• Net income from real or personal property;
• Unemployment/disability;
• Social Security/retirement/pensions;
• Welfare payments;
• Alimony and child support.

Size of Household

80% Area Median Income

1

$45,950

2

$52,500

3

$59,050

4

$65,600

5

$70,850

6

$76,100

7

$81,350

8

$86,600

No, I don't live in a Qualified Census Tract

Your household income is at or below 50% of the Area Median Income (AMI).

For the purposes of this Program, income is defined as wages and salaries; net income from real or personal property; unemployment/disability; Social Security/retirement/pensions; welfare payments; alimony and child support.

Size of Household

50% Area Median Income

1

$28,700

2

$32,800

3

$36,900

4

$41,000

5

$44,300

6

$47,600

7

$50,850

8

$54,150

How Do I Apply?

Applicants interested in applying for a repair grant can submit an application online OR submit a paper application to the city, providing the following documentation:

• Complete ALL sections of the application. An incomplete application will cause delays in processing.

Submit proof of income documents for all adult occupants living in your home, examples include:

Copies of 3 months’ payroll stubs. 
Form 1099 from Social Security or a copy of the most recent month’s bank statement evidencing Direct Deposit.

Form 1099 for all pensions or a copy of the most recent month’s bank statement showing Direct Deposit. 

Copies of most recent year’s federal, state, and local income tax returns.

Copies of any other recent benefit statements for regular unearned income (such as social security, public assistance, retirement income, etc.)

Submit property information:

Evidence of Ownership: Copy of Deed, or other documentation.

Evidency of Occupancy: Copy of Utility Bills, or other documentation

Have a Question? Call us at
 330-591-4694 

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Submitting the Application

Applicants interested in applying for a repair grant can submit an application online OR submit a paper application to the city, providing the following documentation:

• Complete ALL sections of the application. An incomplete application will cause delays in processing.

Submit proof of income documents for all adult occupants living in your home, examples include:

Copies of 3 months’ payroll stubs. 
Form 1099 from Social Security or a copy of the most recent month’s bank statement evidencing Direct Deposit.

Form 1099 for all pensions or a copy of the most recent month’s bank statement showing Direct Deposit. 

Copies of most recent year’s federal, state, and local income tax returns.

Copies of any other recent benefit statements for regular unearned income (such as social security, public assistance, retirement income, etc.)

Submit property information:

Evidence of Ownership: Copy of Deed, or other documentation.

Evidency of Occupancy: Copy of Utility Bills, or other documentation

Mail to: 166 S High St Akron OH, 44308

OR 

Drop off your application and supporting documents to any Community Center dropbox

OR 

Submit electronically by clicking the button below.

“We knew this program would be popular with our residents, and we are ecstatic about this outpouring of interest. This is the largest program of its kind utilizing American Rescue Plan dollars across the entire nation and we are incredibly proud of this effort to help Akronites improve their homes.”

Mayor Horrigan