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2-1-1 is a free and anonymous hotline that helps people find information about local resources in their community. Calling 2-1-1 is the starting point for making a connection to community services such as food, clothing, shelter, employment, and during disasters, to name a few. We maintain a comprehensive, up-to-date database that is updated regularly according to industry standards.

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The SaveNow Casa Verde Weatherization Program helps income-qualifying homeowners and renters reduce energy loss (and costs) with free energy efficiency improvements.

Our program provides an average of $5,000 in energy efficiency upgrades at no cost to you - all to help you save month after month.

Proof of income will be requested for eligibility.

Apply online.

This program addresses items such as foundations plumbing, electrical, non-working utilities, broken windows, damaged doors, or other items in need of repair. Up to $25,000 in repairs can be provided.

Program eligibility requirements include but are not limited to:

  • Property must be within San Antonio city limits (Districts 1-10)
  • Must have a current year Homestead Exemption on the property
  • Property taxes must be current (Payment plans and active deferrals are allowed.)
  • Be a US citizen or Legal Resident
  • Must not have any prior liens or judgments on property (Mortgages are allowed.)
  • All owner(s) must reside in the home as their primary residence.
  • Must meet established U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development income limit guidelines. Gross income must not exceed 80% of the Area Median Income. Income limits are subject to change.

Applications are accepted year-round and the program is first-come, first-served. There is a waiting list. Please feel free to fill out our Interest Form to be placed on the waiting list.

If qualified, the City of San Antonio will place a Restrictive Covenant signed by the homeowner(s), requiring homeowner(s) to maintain the property as a homestead and continue to pay property taxes, maintain a tax payment plan, or an active deferral for five years from the project completion.

The Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation Program assists qualified homeowners with low to moderate income to rehabilitate their properties by providing deferred forgivable loans to cover the cost of the needed repairs. These repairs focus on health and safety, accessibility, and major system concerns.

Click here for eligibility requirements and terms.

This service is based on a lottery system. Please call for lottery dates and information.
(210) 207-5403

The City of San Antonio’s Green and Healthy Homes (SAGHH) provides assistance to owners and landlords of residential properties (both single-family and multi-family ) in creating healthy, safe, energy-efficient, and sustainable homes for families and children.

SAGHH is working to prevent and correct housing-related health and safety hazards, such as addressing lead-based paint, household asthma triggers, and fire hazards.

Click here for more information.

Eligible requirements:

  • The house must have been built prior to 1978; and
  • House must be located within one of the City of San Antonio's 10 City Council Districts; and
  • A child age 5 or under must reside in the home or spend at least 6 hours per week in the home; and
  • The applicant must have a clear title to property; and
  • property taxes must be current; and
  • The household must meet HUD-established Income Guidelines for families earning 80% or below of Area Median Income.

Click here to apply.

The Under 1 Roof Program fully replaces worn and damaged roofs with new, energy-efficient asphalt shingle roofs for qualified homeowners.

If qualified, the City of San Antonio will place a Restrictive Covenant, signed by the homeowner(s), requiring homeowner(s) to maintain the property as a homestead and continue to pay property taxes for five years from project completion.

Program eligibility requirements include but are not limited to:

  • The property must be within San Antonio city limits (Districts 1-10)
  • Must have a current year Homestead Exemption on the property
  • Property taxes must be current (or must have proof of payment plan or deferral)
  • Be a US citizen or Legal Resident
  • The property must be solely owned and occupied (all owner(s) must reside there)
  • The home must be less than 1700 sq. ft. Must meet established HUD Income limits guidelines, or be over 62, or disabled or a Veteran
  • Gross income must not exceed 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI)
  • Property cannot have Metal Roof, Gravel Roof, Clay Tiles, or Wood Shingles

This service is not available online. Please download and complete the paper form here, or call 210.207.6459 to request an appointment.

Application Checklist:

  • Completed & Signed Application
  • Copy of Property Insurance declaration page if currently insured
  • Current Picture ID or Driver’s License for all homeowners
  • 3 Months Worth of current paystubs for all occupants in household (must be current and consecutive)
    • Only if self-employed: Copy of most recent Income Tax Return
  • Current Award Letter from Social Security, Retirement Benefits, or Child Support
  • Current Award Letter for any state or federal assistance program.
    • Provide documentation from the supportive agency stating the current amount being received or awarded for all occupants. (SNAP, TANF, Medicaid, Etc.)
  • Return form to 1400 S. Flores St. San Antonio, TX 78204.
Applications are accepted year-round and the program is first-come, first-served. There is a waiting list, and you can expect to be on the waiting list for about six months.

Merced makes health- and safety-related home repairs for very low-income homeowners who cannot afford to keep their homes safe, sanitary, or structurally sound. Merced makes repairs at no cost to the homeowners. Most of the homeowners Merced serves are older adults. These repairs enable them to age in place safely and comfortably. The repairs can include but are not limited to electrical, plumbing, HVAC, roofs, foundations, and accessibility modifications such as ADA compliant bathrooms and wheelchair ramps.

Merced also provides supportive services for homeowners. Merced staff connect them with resources to meet their needs in addition to safe housing, such as food security, healthcare, transportation, and
help creating legal documents such as wills and advance directives.

At this time, only homes in the following areas qualify for this service:

  • Unincorporated Areas of Bexar County (properties not assessed city taxes)
  • Alamo Heights
  • Balcones Heights
  • Elmendorf
  • Grey Forest
  • Helotes
  • Kirby
  • Leon Valley
  • Live Oak
  • Sandy Oaks
  • Schertz
  • Somerset
  • Universal City
  • and Von Ormy

To submit a referral inquiry for the Owner-Occupied Repair Program, click here.

Sidewalks, Inc. builds sidewalks in the City of San Antonio, Texas, through a cooperative effort of volunteers and donations of money and material resources. It began its work in 2006. The intention is to increase mobility within neighborhoods that have long suffered from the lack of infrastructure or dilapidated infrastructure.

Sidewalks are built in front of homes where residents are of low or moderate income. To date,10 sidewalk projects have been completed, all benefiting someone who is eldery or disabled/physically challenged, near a bus route and near an elementary school.

Projects selected must meet more than one of the following priorities:

  • In front of homes of people who are disabled/physically challenged
  • In front of homes of the elderly
  • On bus lines
  • Near Schools
  • On routes from residential neighborhood to commercial resources

All sidewalks are built within the requirements on permitting of the Unified Development Code of the City of San Antonio. Sidewalks, Inc. sees itself as a “Friend of The Public Works Department of the City of San Antonio”. The immediate focus is on sidewalks in length of about 50 feet, which is the standard size of a lot. Sidewalks, Inc. is a non-profit and funding is limited, therefore not all applications submitted are guaranteed a sidewalk.

If you are interested in applying please fill out the nomination form.

Click here to contact us.

Michael Rojas - President
Cecilia Picazo - Vice-President

Blueprint desires to help as many applicants as possible. However, we are limited to the number of homes we can work on and cannot assist every applicant.  Because we depend on volunteers to perform the restorative tasks, it can take some time to process an application or begin work on a home.

TO BE CONSIDERED, AN APPLICANT MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING MINIMUM STANDARDS:

  • Homeowners must live inside 410 Loop and in one of the following ZIP Codes: 78202, 78203, 78206, 78207, 78208, 78210, 78211, 78214, 78220, 78225, 78226, 78237.
  • Homeowners must live in the home.
  • A homeowner must fall within Blueprint’s income guidelines (generally near or below the federal poverty level).
  • Blueprint does not perform major plumbing, electrical or foundation work.
  • Blueprint does not work on rental homes, mobile homes or two-story homes.
  • Blueprint does not work on metal roofs.

BLUEPRINT ONLY ACCEPTS APPLICATIONS VIA MAIL.

Our mailing address is:

Blueprint Ministries

P.O. Box 782128

San Antonio, TX 78278

Free. For more information, or to request an application, please call us. If no one is able to answer, please leave a message and we will return your call.

Dee Dee Sedgwick - Executive Director Send email
Judy Easley - Admin Send email

The aim is to directly impact communities, neighborhoods, and homes with services such as cleaning yards, performing minor home repairs, covering graffiti, providing support and assistance for elderly as well as providing urgent needs such as food, clothing, and teen interventions.

Adopt-A-Block engages volunteer teams of staff mentors, at-risk youth, community non-profits, businesses, and residents to serve the low-income communities of San Antonio. The vision is to impact the community one block, one family at a time.

Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED

Apply for plumbing services to repair burst pipes, broken pipes, cracked pipes or frozen pipes after the freeze. There is a Direct Plumbing Assistance option and a Limited Rebate option, so be sure to read the requirements for each option before applying for assistance.

Click here to learn more and apply.

Laterals to People helps residential customers repair the sewer lateral from outside their home to the property line.

To be eligible for this program you must:

  • Be a SAWS sewer customer (water-only customers are not eligible).
  • Must provide proof of current income (annual).
  • Must be the homeowner and current occupant.
  • Value of home must not exceed $300,000.
  • Complete the Uplift application, which can be found here.
Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Plumbers to People helps residential customers repair leaking plumbing fixtures in their home.

To be eligible for this program you must:

  • Be a SAWS water customer (sewer-only customers are not eligible).
  • Must provide proof of current income (annual).
  • Must be the homeowner and current occupant.
  • Value of home must not exceed $300,000.
  • Complete the Uplift application, which can be found here.
Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Comfy Casas provides minor home repairs and various home appliances to low income seniors and disabled adults. Client referrals come from intake assessment coordinators, volunteers and paid delivery drivers. These essential visits enable us to identify and address the clients' home safety needs. The coordinator conducts an initial walk-through in person or over the phone in order to discuss much-needed repairs with the client. Minor home projects may be completed by volunteers. Projects beyond the scope of this service are referred to other organizations. 

One of the easiest things we can do is make sure the temperature in our clients' homes is seasonally appropriate. So that means providing ACs and heaters to ensure our clients stay cool in the summer and warm in the winter. In 2020, we have helped 449 senior neighbors age comfortably and safely in their homes!

**We are unable to accommodate major home repairs and electrical repairs.**

To receive services from Comfy Casas:

  • You must be receiving meals from Meals on Wheels San Antonio
  • Minor home repairs require the client to be the homeowner and reside in Bexar County

We will complete minor repairs and maintenance such as changing light bulbs and hanging pictures.

  • 60 years or older
  • Live in northeast San Antonio (east of San Pedro, inside Loop 1604, on the north side of IH35, also including Windcrest, Royal Ridge, Camelot, and adjoining areas of Bexar County. See map on our website).

Click here or call 210-967-6372 for a list of all qualfications needed for this service.

Free.

Donations accepted.

Monday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Thursday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Friday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Pat Ogle - Executive Director Send email

The AACOG Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) is designed to help low-income people, particularly the elderly and handicapped, overcome the high cost of energy through the installation of energy conservation measures at no cost to the applicant.

Although the program does not address major home repairs, it can help lower the amount of energy used in a home by enhancing the structure's thermal boundary. Like a styrofoam cup, the house will stay warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. The less energy it takes to heat or cool the house, the more money is saved.

Qualification for Weatherization Services is a three-step process.

  • The applicant's total household income must meet federal income eligibility requirements.
  • The person completing the application (The Applicant) must be a U.S. Citizen or show proof of eligible Resident Alien Status to receive federal benefits.
  • The home must be structurally sound (no major roof repairs, plumbing leaks, foundation problems, faulty electrical wiring, or similar structural issues).
Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED

Do you need financial assistance for overdue bills, repairs, or other critical family needs? If you are active duty, deployed, a veteran, or are a wounded, ill or injured service member or veteran with a service connected wound, illness or injury, and meet our criteria, you may be eligible for assistance from Operation Homefront’s Critical Financial Assistance.

Click here for eligibility requirements.

Click here for application and program information.

Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
John Pray, Jr. - President & CEO
Margi Kirst - Chief Development Officer

In partnership with the Texas Ramp Project, we build wheelchair ramps for disabled individuals who need ramps but cannot afford them.

Must have financial need and comply with restrictions on ramps.

Free.

Spike Hubenak - Volunteer Send email
(210) 494-8884
Sue Evans - Business Manager Send email

Providing deaf and hard of hearing families with assistive technology such as flashing doorbells, flashing and vibrating alarm clocks, flashing carbon monoxide alarms (CO), flashing smoke detectors and fire alarms. All products help deaf and hard of hearing families to be safe in case of an emergency or fire.

Must be deaf or hard of hearing.

Call for an appointment.
Angela Childress - Executive Director Send email
(210) 608-7953

The Missions Ministry allows First Baptist Church of Castroville to reach out to our community and help those in need so we can demonstrate the love of God as individuals and as a church. The Bible teaches us that Jesus Christ met people’s physical needs many times before he told them about the kingdom of God. His actions remind us that people don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.

We seek to assist those who are in need and/or are not physically capable of making repairs to their homes.

Over the years, FBC has established a relationship with churches in the community of Eagle Pass, Texas. Eagle Pass is located in Maverick County, one of the poorest counties in the U.S. Each year, we make a series of mission trips to Eagle Pass. Our largest mission trip, which includes work projects, VBS, and a sports camp is scheduled each June or July.

Our work crews build or repair homes for families residing in dangerous structures due to damage and disrepair. We teach the the Word of God to Eagle Pass children and youth throughVBS using Bible stories, games, crafts and music. Sports Camp helps us relate to youth age students and occurs in the evenings in the gym at the church where we stay.

For information regarding the Missions Ministry, please email the Missions Minister, Tina Santee.

Tina Santee - Missions Minister Send email

In an effort to respond to homeowner needs, the BCC works in partnership with local churches, individuals, and non-profit organizations, like Golfers Fore Others, to connect volunteers with specific home repair projects as they occur throughout the year.

Jessica Buffington - President Send email
(830) 336-4400

The BCC typically organizes one workday each year in neighborhoods with homes in need of critical repairs. These days include volunteers working alongside the homeowners for cleanup and repair, coordinated children’s games and activities, and a shared meal with the volunteers and neighborhood families.

Jessica Buffington - President Send email
(830) 336-4400

Home Improvement Store and Donation Center

Buy new and gently used furniture, appliances, home accessories, building materials and more at a fraction of the retail price.

Monday - Saturday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Sunday: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Brandi Mankoski - ReStore Manager Send email
(830) 625-7005 x: 8209

Comal County Habitat for Humanity strives to bring strength, stability and self-reliance to our community through an array of housing solutions, which includes a range of repairs to existing owner-occupied residences. Comal County Habitat provides affordable home repairs on homes owned and occupied by people of limited income. Our repair program is not an emergency program.

This program serves a variety of homes. Based on qualification and eligibility, free-standing, single family homes, duplexes, condos, and mobile homes (decks/ramps and landscape ONLY) are all eligible. The home must be owner-occupied.

The Home Repair Program offers repairs in the following categories:

Aging in Place - Any repairs that allow the homeowner to stay in their home for as long as possible as they get older. Such as:

  • ADA Acessibility
  • Upgraded High Efficiency Appliances
  • Improved Lighting
  • Ramps

Weatherization - Any repairs to keep the home energy efficient. Such as:

  • Insulation
  • Weather damage repairs
  • A/C
  • Roof
  • Decks

A Brush with Kindness:

  • Landscaping
  • Painting

Critical Home Repairs:

  • Foundation Repair
  • House Leveling

Our basic qualifications for the Home Repair Program are as follows:

  • Must own and occupy home
  • Need for repair
  • Ability to pay
  • Willingness to partner

Click here for more information.

Click here for the Home Repair Interest Form.

Monday: CLOSED Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM Thursday: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM Friday: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM Saturday: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM Sunday: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Dee Dee Weir - Construction Controller Send email
(830) 625-4025 x: 8242

The Texas Ramp Project builds wheelchair ramps for disabled or elderly people who can’t afford to buy one. In a few hours on a Saturday morning, we give these folks the freedom to leave their home again - the home where they want to remain but whose steps have imprisoned them.

The Ramp Referral Process

If you are a social worker and/or healthcare professional -

Have a client who needs a ramp? You are in the right place. All you need to do is complete the online referral form to start the process.

Priority is given to clients from Hospice facilities, dialysis patients, and those who are living alone and are unable to exit their home. Those three priority classes have a "button" at the bottom of the referral form. If you feel your client needs priority and he/she does not fit any of these three categories, please indicate so (and why) in any of the free-form text boxes. A common example is an acute patient about to discharge from a medical facility to the home - e.g. auto accident amputee living in a mobile home, etc.

If you are someone who needs a ramp -

We cannot take your referral directly. We do not interact directly with potential clients. You will be MUCH better served if you ask your social worker or healthcare professional to make the referral to us, as he or she will already have a working relationship with us, and will already have established your physical and financial need.