Programs & Services
Housing Rehabilitation Program
The City of Killeen Housing Rehabilitation Program (HRP) was established to assist low-income owner-occupants ensuring the home is decent, is safe, and provides a healthy living environment for the homeowner. The Killeen HRP provides eligible Killeen homeowners with repair to vital components in their home and identifies and eliminates other factors that could pose a health threat to the occupants to include assessment and abatement of lead paint hazards. Additionally, HRP assistance may remove architectural barriers that restrict mobility and ease of dwelling access for elderly and or physically disabled owners or occupants.
Funding for HRP is provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through the federally funded Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). The program goal is to preserve existing housing stock owned and occupied by low-income Killeen households; to ensure the structure and property meet the existing property maintenance code and ordinances as adopted by the Killeen City Council. Killeen HRP assists households who are earning less than 80% of the area median income, as determined by HUD, for the Killeen/Temple/Fort Hood area, with program eligibility based on annual income of all persons occupying the home. Killeen HRP secures the financial assistance through a five-year forgivable loan and in some cases, merely as a grant to the homeowner. Killeen HRP assistance is available only one (1) time to the owner of record. Housing rehabilitation assistance is not eligible to an owner where the property was previously funded by HUD a housing assistance program in Killeen.
The program requires an applicant to complete an eligibility Pre-Application which includes:
- Home address located within the current city limits of Killeen
- Requires the owner to provide information on property ownership, household income, the number of persons occupying the home and, current homeowners’ insurance, the property owner cannot owe the City for past property code violations, and property taxes must be current
- Assistance is provided based on available funding for the program, and certain conditions that warrant considerable urgency and are considered an imminent threat to life and/or a health risk to the occupant or the public.
- Above all, the home must be financially feasible for rehabilitation under the Housing Rehabilitation Guidelines
A homeowner can call the office at 254-501-7841 or 254-501-7844 to complete the HRP Pre-Application over the telephone or print the HRP Pre-Application (2 pages), complete the requested information, then bring it by the Community Development office during regular business hours. Once received, the applicant will be notified in writing of their eligibility.
BELL COUNTY EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (ERAP) – IMPACTED BY COVID-19
This program is not administered by the City of Killeen.
Bell County is a recipient of funds for COVID-19 impact relief. Hill Country Community Action Agency (HCCAA) is the partner agency administering the Bell County ERAP to help residents with utilities and rent assistance for persons directly impacted by COVID-19.
The Agency office in Killeen is located at the Bell County Annex 307 Priest Dr, Killeen, TX 76541 Priest Drive - Walk-Ins will not be admitted.
This assistance is for Bell County residents only.
Go to the web page http://hccaa.com/emergency-disaster/ for an application and more information.
Call 254-870-9986 to make an appointment in Killeen.