Housing Repair Assistance Program

Contact Information
Mark Baldridge
Housing Repair Assistance Program Coordinator
1055 South Grady Way
Renton WA 98057

The Housing Repair Assistance Program provides minor repairs to homes of eligible Renton residents. The focus of the repairs is to improve the environmental health and safety of citizens' homes in the City of Renton.

In accordance with state requirements and for the health and safety of clients, HRAP technicians are social distancing and using appropriate safety precautions when completing in-home repairs. 

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible one must:

  1. Live within the Renton City limits

  2. Own the home for at least the last 12 months and not plan to move from that residence in the following 12 months.

  3. Have a total household adjusted gross income that is less than the Maximum Annual Income limits listed below.

    2024-2025 HUD Income Guidelines 

Services Provided

Services are provided at no cost to the client and are based on the program coordinator’s determination of need and available resources. Maximum expenditures per client per calendar year are $6,000 with a maximum expenditure of $10,000 over 10 years.

Health and safety services are done on the primary structure of the house only (no carports, free-standing garages, or fences).

  • Assessment: For new clients, the first service will be an inspection of the property and assessment of needs.
  • Safety: Install smoke alarms, carbon monoxide alarms and security lights. Repair and/or replace steps and stairs.
  • Plumbing: Repair and/or replace water heaters, leaking faucets, valves, toilets, sinks, drains, and pipes.
  • Electrical: Repair and/or replace non-working lights, switches, outlets, circuits, and exhaust fans.
  • Weatherproofing: Clean, repair and/or replace gutters and downspouts.
  • Heating: Repair and/or replace faulty furnace fans, thermostats and faulty primary heating equipment that is the sole source of heat.
  • Adaptations for Disabilities: Install, repair and/or replace exterior ramps, handrails, grab bars, handheld shower heads, tub/shower seats, elevated toilet seats, tub edge saddle grab bars, and level door knobs and faucet handles.
  • Roofing: Application of treatment to kill and/or inhibit moss growth. Repair minor roof leaks. Repair and/or replace roof flashing.

Application Process

Online Application

  1. Complete the online application

  2. Attach appropriate documentation

  3. Review and Submit the online application

  4. Once submitted, someone from the program will contact you in the next 2 weeks to follow up on your application.

*Note: The online application does not support use on Android devices at this time. If you have any issues accessing the application, please call 425-430-6650 or email [email protected].

Paper Application

  1. Print & Complete application

  2. Attach appropriate documentation

  3. Email application to [email protected] or mail to the following address:

City of Renton
Human Services Division
1055 South Grady Way
Renton, WA 98057

Applications will not be processed until all documents have been received. 


The City of Renton Home Repair Program uses a roster to invite contractors to bid on projects under $6,000. The lowest reasonable cost and responsible bidder is selected.

Projects include:

  • Plumbing
  • Roofing
  • Electrical
  • Furnace repair and replacement
  • Sewer work
  • General contracting

The City of Renton retains the right to remove or suspend a company at any time, based on the City’s opinion of the company’s performance and responsibility.

To be on the roster, contractors will need:

Minority and women-owned businesses are encouraged to apply.

If you have questions, please contact the Housing Repair Coordinator at 425-430-6693.

Donations Accepted

The City of Renton makes it easy to donate to the city sponsored Housing Repair Assistance Program.

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