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Priority Repair

The Priority Repair Program helps income-eligible Fort Worth homeowners in need of emergency or mechanical system home repairs with up to $5,000 in repair work.

Priority Repair Technicians will perform a home inspection to determine if an applicant is in need of emergency repairs (priority 1) or non-emergency mechanical system repairs (priority 2).

Priority 1 repairs will be addressed before Priority 2 repairs.

Priority 1 Emergency Repairs

An emergency is a situation or condition that occurred recently without warning, and is considered detrimental or one that poses a threat to life and/or the health safety of occupants and requires immediate action.

Repairs are limited to :

  • Sewer line breaks (visible raw sewage)
  • Fresh water line breaks (high water bill and or visible water leak),
  • Gas line breaks/leaks
  • Water heaters (inoperable or unsafe units)
  • Unsafe or inoperable heating systems from October to March

Priority 2 Mechanical System Failures

Conditions of deterioration that, if left unattended, will threaten the health or safety of the occupants.

Repairs are limited to:

  • Electrical System Failures
  • Roof Repairs
  • Unsafe or inoperable air conditioning systems from June to September
  • Unstable, sagging or rotten bathroom subflooring,
  • Ceilings exposing occupants to natural elements

Program Requirements

To participate in the Priority Repair Program:

  • The home must be located within the City of Fort Worth
  • The home must be owner occupied
  • Home will be denied if total cost of needed repairs exceeds $5,000
  • You must provide verification of household income
  • Required paperwork must be returned to Housing & Economic Development within 14 calendar days from the time of the home assessment
  • Total household income for all adults living in the home cannot exceed the income limits shown in the chart.

Income Limits

Family Size Yearly Income
1 $30,000
2 $35,000
3 $38,550
4 $42,825
5 $46,300
6 $49,700
7 $53,150
8 $56,550
9 $59,060
10 $61,570
11 $64,100
12 $66,600

Call 817-392-7548 for more information.


Physical Address:
818 Missouri Ave.
Suite 245
Fort Worth, TX 76104



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