Minor Home Repair Program

The Minor Home Repair Program is available to qualifying, low-income homeowners who need assistance with necessary, eligible home repairs. Approved applicants can receive up to $5,000 of home repair assistance. The amount may be increased up to $15,000 for a new roof.

Eligible repairs include:

 Roof (house only – no garages)
 Handrails & Guardrails
Repair/replacement of Central A/C  
 Steps & Ramps
 Water Heater 
 Water/Sewer Service Lines 
 Water & Sewer Pipes, Drains 
 Repair/replacement of damaged fencing
 Electrical Service 
   Electrical Service Panel 
Household Size
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Income Limit
$36,100 $41,300 $46,450 $51,600 $55,750 $59,900 $64,000 $68,150


You may qualify if: 

  • You own and live in the home for which you are seeking repair assistance and the home is within the city limit of Battle Creek   

  • You have owned and occupied the home for at least six months 

  • Your home is not being purchased on land contract terms 

  • Your property taxes are current or no more than one year late 

  • You have homeowner’s insurance and your policy is current 

  • You have not received assistance from this program in the past 

  • Your household income is at or below the amount listed for your household size: (see table above)


To apply, submit a completed application with copies of these documents: 

  • 1. Applicant’s driver’s license or State-issued photo ID 

  • 2. Recorded deed to the property 

  • 3. Property Tax History Printout (if paid late, obtain printout from Calhoun County) 

  • 4. Declaration page from the current homeowner’s insurance policy 

  • 5. Proof of income for all household members age 18 and over (federal tax returns, two months of paystubs, Social Security benefit statements,       pension benefit statements, and/or other applicable proof) 


You may also download the Minor Home Repair Application (PDF) and return it to our office with copies of your supporting documents.

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Contact:  Laura Rounds, Housing Intake Specialist
Phone:  269-966-3315, or email:  llrounds@battlecreekmi.gov