Home Repair Services

Senior Services

Home Repairs

Home Repairs and Rehabilitation

Fulton County offers two home repair and rehabilitation opportunities for residents, the Minor Home Repair Program for seniors and the Homeowner Rehabilitation Program for low to very low-income homeowners. 

Department of Senior Services Minor Home Repair Program

This program provides home repair services with the goal to keep seniors in their homes. There is a waiting list for this service. It may take up to 30-45 days before the contractor makes an appointment.

The repairs focus on health and safety. Repairs listed below are examples of work that may be approved:

  • Structural issues: ceiling, wall, floors, doors, windows, and sealants to protect from deterioration and security modification.
  • Accessibility modification: installation of thresholds, ramps, zero-step doorways, repair and installation of grab bars.
  • Plumbing: replacement of fixtures such as tub, shower, bathroom sink, or toilet.
  • Weatherization: installing storm doors, insulation, servicing heating and cooling units, and minor roof repairs.
  • Home and Exterior maintenance: removal of safety hazards, such as yard debris, fallen limbs, overgrown vegetation and replacement of window panes.
  • Qualifications: Seniors must be 55-years-old and above, own their own home, and have proof of homeowners insurance and live in Fulton County. There is no cost for this service.
For more information, please contact the STARLine.


Department of Community Development Homeowner Rehabilitation Program

The Homeowner Rehabilitation Program is a federally funded loan/grant program from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that is administered by Fulton County,

Georgia. This program is funded through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME programs.

The purpose of the Homeowner Rehabilitation Program is to improve the livability of a home, to extend its life for a minimum of 10 years, and to meet the current minimum building codes, whenever possible. Major emphasis is given to housing problems affecting safety and health (such as gas leaks, outdated and hazardous electrical wiring, and plumbing).

The actual amount of repairs needed will be determined from an inspection and evaluation of the home. This type of assistance can vary depending on the needs in a home; however, not all homes can be repaired. If the home has too many major problems, it may not qualify for our regular housing rehab/repair program, but we may be able to help with emergency repair(s) for safety reasons.

Home Repairs and Rehabilitation

What is the interest list?

A list of homeowners who have expressed an interest in obtaining home repairs

How do I get on the interest list?

Your position on the Interest List depends on what your needs are, and the condition of your home.

Is the interest list open?

The Interest List is currently closed.

When will it open?

Please check this website for updates.

What are the goals of the Homeowner Rehabilitation Program?

  • Eliminate health and safety hazards in older homes
  • Benefit low-income, very low-income, and extremely low-income, and disabled residents
  •  Address energy efficiency issues
  • Improve neighborhoods and encourage long-term stability
  • Make your house accessible to family members with special needs
  • Bring your house up to minimum safe property standards and local codes
  • Improve the property values for you and your neighborhood
  • Improve your living conditions and extend the life of your house
  • Eliminate unsafe and hazardous conditions

What repairs are eligible?

  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • Sewer Lines
  • Heating/Cooling
  • Roofing
  • Termite Control
  • Windows
  • Exterior Doors
  • Exterior Paint (two colors)
  • Interior Paint
  • Insulation
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Bathroom Fixtures
  • Kitchen Counter tops
  • Kitchen Fixtures
  • Flooring
  • Hot Water Heaters
  • Home Accessibility
  • Other Health and Safety Items

What repairs are not covered?

  • Provide for improvements to change the style or colors
  • Make your home "Look Like New" - most repairs are not easily seen
  • Add to the size of your house
  • Routine maintenance

What are the eligibility requirements

  • Must be owner-occupied for a minimum of one year
  • You must qualify at 80% of the area median income
  • Priority is given to those who have not received assistance before
  • Owner may be required to live in the home for a specified period of time