Housing Repair Assistance Program

Housing Repair Assistance Program
Posted on 03/14/2024

The City of Des Moines is once again providing minor home repair services to City resident homeowners who have "extremely low" to "low" incomes based on the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) income guidelines.  This is done by providing free repair services to improve the health and safety of our residents as they live in their homes.  Funding for this program is provided by a Community Development Block Grant through King County.  Services provided include but are not limited to:

Electrical - faulty lights, switches, plugs, circuits or exhaust fans

Plumbing - faulty toilets, clogged drains, leaking faucets, faulty water heaters

Disability Aids - installation of grab bars, hand rails, hand held showerheads, bath seats, high toilets, access ramps and application of non-skid surfaces

Safety - installation of smoke alarms, security/safety lights, carbon monoxide alarms and locksets

Other - faulty furnaces, faulty gutters and roof leaks, broken window glass panes

How do I qualify for these free services?

1. Be an owner/occupant within the Des Moines city limits for at least one year with no intention of selling in the next 12 month, have proof of home owner's insurance, and meet the HUD income guidelines for the program. 

2. Complete the application process

How do I apply?

Request an application by email to Tina Hickey, [email protected] or by calling (206) 870-6535

Once your application is processed and evaluated you will receive a phone call informing you of your acceptance or non eligibility for our program.  Upon acceptance your job will be referred to one of our contractors who will call you to make an appointment to perform those services.  Services that are required for your health and/or safety are the highest priority.