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 help with:
- Lowering utility bills through energy and water efficiency improvements
- Small home repairs (examples: broken doorbells, poorly sealed windows, dripping faucets)
- Major home repairs (examples: roofs, electrical, HVAC, water heaters)
- Community clean ups
- Referrals for environmental home health hazards (mold, lead, radon)
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.
Repair and Renew
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 close March 15, 2019. Open to home repair projects city-wide; renters must obtain their landlord’s written permission.
Love Your Block is offered in part thanks to the 2018 City Hall AmeriCorps VISTA Love Your Block program from Cities of Service.
Reduce and Improve
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 open February 2019 and will be on-going. Open to residents city-wide who meet income eligibility; renters must obtain their landlord’s written permission.
South Bend Green Corps is an AmeriCorps* State program in partnership with Serve Indiana.
Restore to Reside
The 2018 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.
2018 applications were open to income eligible homeowners within a specific geography area.
Applications closed on September 21, 2018. A new application cycle is expected late Summer 2019.
- 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.