South Bend Home Repair programs empower residents to Mend the Bend! These programs provide opportunities for City of South Bend residents to improve their quality of life and place with stronger neighborhoods and more comfortable homes.
South Bend Home Repair can currently help with nonemergency needs ranging from $150-$500 per home. We can help with:
- Lowering utility bills through energy and water efficiency improvements
- Small home repairs (examples: broken doorbells, poorly sealed windows, dripping faucets)
- Community clean ups
- Referrals for environmental home health hazards (mold, lead, radon)
The application cycle for major home repairs (roofs, electrical, HVAC, etc.) is expected to open late summer 2019.
South Bend Home Repair eligibility:
- All properties must be located within the City of South Bend
- Property owners and landlords in good standing with Code Enforcement
- Funding is subject to availability and project guidelines
- Program eligibility may be subject to income limits, geographic boundaries, and/or ownership type
Call 311 to submit contact information and information about requested repairs. A program staff member will reach out to guide residents through the application process.
Additionally, Lead Safe South Bend funding is available to qualified homeowners for lead abatement or interim controls that make housing safer.
Love Your Block
Love Your Block connects residents and empowers them to repair their homes and community spaces. Love Your Block provides resources to support community organizations in helping neighbors complete small-scale home repairs. Grants can be used for small-scale home repairs such as broken doorbells, poorly sealed windows, dripping faucets, and more.
Applications for project funding opened January 14, 2019 and closed March 15, 2019.
Love Your Block is offered in part thanks to the 2018 City Hall AmeriCorps VISTA Love Your Block program from Cities of Service.
South Bend Green Corps
South Bend Green Corps helps residents improve financial stability and the environmental quality of their home. Green Corps members evaluate homes for utility savings opportunities, install basic efficiency measures, and educate residents in energy basics. Green Corps members will work with residents to navigate other City and community programs related to housing and utilities.
Applications opened February 2019 and are ongoing. Open to residents city-wide who meet income eligibility; renters must obtain their landlord’s written permission. Apply by calling 311.
South Bend Green Corps is an AmeriCorps State program in partnership with Serve Indiana.
UEA Pilot Program
The South Bend/UEA Pilot Home Repair Program provided grants on behalf of a homeowner to make certain types of repairs to residential single-family property.
The South Bend/UEA Home Repair Program will begin taking applications on Monday, February 17, 2020. Given the timing of receipt of funding and, the work still to be done regarding the 2019 program, a decision was made to begin taking applications in early 2020. A press release with the specific time period for applications, as well as other pertinent program information, will be provided in early February.
- Lead Safe South Bend funding is available to income-qualified homeowners for lead abatement or interim controls that make your housing safer.
- Rebuilding Together St. Joseph County provides a mix of major safety issues and improvement projects in a defined geographic location within the City. Priority given to seniors, veterans, and disabled homeowners who met income requirements.
- Real Services offers energy assistance and weatherization support for income eligible households.