Minor Home Repair Program

About the Program

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:
City Hall
10 N Division Street
Room 117
Battle Creek, MI 49014

You may also download the Minor Home Repair Application (PDF) and return it to our office.

Supporting Documents

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:
Household Size
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Income Limit
$31,100 $35,550 $40,000 $44,400 $48,000 $51,550 $55,100 $58,650
Grant Funding
  • 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.