The Minor Home Repair Program provides grant funds of up to $5,000 for eligible, low-income homeowners to fix exterior code compliance orders or to repair other health and safety issues. Roofs are funded for replacement cost up to $12,000. Most repairs are exterior or interior repairs of plumbing, mechanical, electrical or accessibility issues, such as handicap ramps or door modifications.
If needed repairs are too extensive to resolve the code compliance issues, or the health and safety issue, homeowners will not be assisted.
Applications are available at:
10 N Division Street
Battle Creek, MI 49014
An application with supporting documentation must be submitted to apply for the program. In addition to the completed application the following documents will also be needed:
A copy of the deed to the property
The declaration page from the current Homeowners Insurance Policy
Proof of income for all household members (W-2s, 2 months of pay-stubs, tax returns or benefit statements)
Verification that property taxes are current
To be eligible, you must:
Be a United States citizen or legal resident alien
Be current on property taxes
Certify that the property is not up for sale and is the primary residence of the applicant
Have current homeowner’s insurance
Have owned and occupied the single-family home for at least 6 months
Live in the City of Battle Creek
Applicants must also have a household income (all members) that is at or below the following income guidelines:
Can only be received once per property
Cannot assist renters, manufactured housing or homes on land contracts
Cannot be used for an item that is covered by warranty or a claim on a homeowner’s insurance policy
This program is administered and funded by the City of Battle Creek through the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) with funding through U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
For more information, email Matt Flanders, Housing Rehabilitation Coordinator or call 269-966-3323.