A helping hand when
you need it.
We offer home repair services to homeowners so they can continue to live in safe, decent homes for years to come. Some of our home repair work includes painting, accessibility modifications, weatherization and minor repair services to preserve home exteriors and revitalize neighborhoods.
Benefits of our home repair programs:
Families can live in safe and well-maintained homes.
Neighborhoods become revitalized.
Community connections are made.
Affordable housing inventory is preserved.
Aging in Place
This program is available to individuals living in Shawnee County, age 60 or older, living at or below 60% of the average median income. Applicants must be the owner of the home and currently residing in the home.
Often, due to limited budgets and physical restrictions, aging adults are unable to make basic repairs on their homes. By addressing these basic repairs often and early, we hope to reduce the need for critical repairs and assist the aging population in the ability to live autonomously and with dignity in their homes without environmental concerns, or structural risks.
Our partnership with the Shawnee County Advocacy Council on Aging, business partners and community donors makes it possible for us to offer our Aging in Place services. To apply for this program please call 785-234-4322.
Targeted Neighborhood Revitalization
Eligible recipients must currently own and reside in their home, live at or below 50% of the average median income level, and their home must be located in low to moderate-income neighborhoods, or neighborhoods identified as “intensive care” or “at-risk” based on the current neighborhood health maps from the City of Topeka.
In partnership with a grant from FHLBank of Topeka, Topeka Habitat has collaborated with several housing and service agencies to complete owner-occupied rehabilitations for eligible households.
For more information on this program or to receive an application please call 785-234-4322.
A Brush with Kindness
In partnership with Valspar Paint, the City of Topeka, and local businesses, Topeka Habitat offers the "Brush with Kindness" program. This program helps low-income homeowners impacted by age, disability and family circumstances, who struggle to maintain the exterior of their homes, to reclaim their homes with pride and dignity. This program helps revitalize the appearance of neighborhoods, strengthens connections within the community and helps preserve affordable housing stock. This program can offer the paint, materials, resources and volunteers to paint the exterior of homes.
Applicants must own their homes and meet income qualifications for this program. To find out more or apply for this program please call (785) 234-4322.
If you are interested in sponsoring a Brush With Kindness project or volunteering, please call 785-234-4322.
In partnership with the Topeka Independent Living Resource Center (TILRC), Topeka Habitat offers an affordable accessibility modification program through the Topeka Habitat ReStore. In addition, Topeka Habitat can assist with accessibility modification projects for individuals who own their home and can connect individuals to additional community resources. Making accessibility modifications to a home can be a daunting and expensive task. Topeka Habitat is dedicated to ensuring safe and decent housing for all members of our community.
This program is managed on a case-by-case and is dependent on funding. Please call (785) 234-4322 for more information.