Sunday, October 24, 2021

The Targeted Home Repair Program is still available and open to low and moderate-income owner-occupied households surrounding the new Hidden Palace subdivision located at West Queen Street and North Palace Avenue.

Homeowners can receive a grant of up to $10,000 to make minor repairs to their homes’ interior and exterior. Residents can repair health and safety hazards and issues that limit accessibility to, from and within the home.

The Targeted Area is bordered by West Morris Street to the north, Moore Avenue to the west, West Bow Street to the south and Border Avenue to the east.

To qualify, the owner of the household must reside in the home in which repairs are requested. Repairs are capped at $10,000 per household.

Low or moderate-income is defined as 80 percent of the area median income based on household size.

Income limits based on household size:

The program is funded through the Neighborhood Services Community Development Block Grant and administered by Habitat for Humanity of Smith County. Residents can download an application online or contact Deanna Gordon at (903) 595-6630 for more information.  Homeowners can also visit the Habitat Restore at 822 W. Front St. in Tyler to fill out an application.

The following documentation is required to be submitted with the application.

  • Two forms of ID for all over 18 that claim primary residence.
  • Proof of what the monthly source of income is and the gross amount.
  • Property tax statement showing taxes are current, if deferred, proof of deferral, if on a payment plan with the county six months of payment proof.
  • Deed to show homeownership.
  • Two months of current bank statements for all accounts held.
  • Military record if a veteran.
  • Surviving spouse (death certificate and marriage license).