What We Do
Emergency Home Repairs — Tucson and Pima County
This program provides for repairs such as roof repair, heating and cooling repairs and replacements, gas, water and drain plumbing, electrical repairs, doors and windows, and water heaters. Site-built homes, town houses, condominiums, and mobile homes are eligible, as long as they are owner-occupied.
Adaptive construction / Safety equipment — Tucson and Pima County
We install wheelchair ramps, bathroom safety equipment such as grab bars, tub rails, transfer benches, toilet safety frames and hand-held showers. We make adaptations such as door widenings and tub-to-shower conversions.
Safe Place to Grow Program — Tucson and Pima County
This program offers a wide variety of home repair services to assist children and their families. Repairs generally fall into one or more of the following three categories: work done to safeguard the physical safety of a child in the home, work done to improve the quality of life or comfort of a child, and/or work done to increase a home’s affordability. Our top priority is repair work that safeguards children's physical safety.
Home Safety for Low-Income Veterans Program —Tucson and Pima County
Working to support veterans to live in comfortable and healthy housing, this program provides safety and accessibility modifications and emergency home repairs for low-income veterans in Pima County. Projects include building wheelchair ramps for disabled veterans, completing heating/cooling repairs, and addressing other critical home safety hazards.
Toilet Replacement Project — Tucson Water customers
This project is offered to enable low-to-moderate income households to participate in water conservation efforts being undertaken by the City of Tucson and Tucson Water. The program offers free replacement of older toilets which consume 3.5 or more gallons per flush. Toilets qualifying for replacement are typically manufactured before 1991. The date of manufacture is generally stamped inside the tank of lid of the toilet. The program provides an American Standard Cadet 3 high efficiency toilet and hardware, as well as installation, at no cost. To apply for this program, click here.
What We Don't Do
Community Home Repair is a non-profit organization with limited resources. We strive to focus those resources on essential and critical repairs that support the health and safety of our clients. We are unable to assist with any of the following:
- Repairs to porches and carports
- Remove or replace floor coverings (tile, carpet, linoleum, etc)
- Mold abatement or removal
- "Updating" housing components based on age
- Weatherization (insulating, caulking, weatherstripping)
- Appliance repair (dishwashers, washing machines, stoves, refrigerators, garbage disposals, etc.)
- Repair of irrigation systems
All of our programs are designed to assist low-income homeowners with urgently needed assistance, with an eye towards helping people live safely and affordably in their own homes.
Applicants must meet income guidelines, be the owner of the home they occupy, and fill out an application for the program. We require verification of income in the form of Social Security award letters, pay stubs, and/or direct-deposit bank statements. We are happy to help applicants fill out the application and navigate the paperwork.
While there is no charge for our services, we encourage our clients to contribute what they are able in order to accomplish the work. This may be in the form of purchasing materials, assisting with labor, or various inputs from other friends or family members. We are a non-profit agency, and are looking for ways to stretch our resources to deliver as much service as possible to the community with limited funds.
We require that people live in the home for a minimum of one year before they are eligible for assistance.
Rental property, including "rent-to-own" is not eligible for any of these programs.
Eligibility guidelines are different for the Toilet Replacement Program: homeowners must be Tucson Water customers, low-to-moderate income, and the toilet(s) to be replaced must be older than 1991. We can replace one toilet for a household of one; two toilets for households of two or more.