Applicant Criteria

  • You must be the homeowner and use your home as your primary residence.
  • You must be living on a low or very low income (80% of the Annual Median Income <AMI>, adjusted for family size,) as published by HUD guidelines.
  • You must be current on the home's property taxes or possess an official agreement with the Brazos County Tax Office for delinquent taxes.
  • You must be 62+ years old; or have served in the military (or spouse of a military veteran); or disabled.

Common repairs

  • Weather proofing, such as caulking, glazing, or replacing windows
  • Grab bars, wheelchair ramps and other accessibility improvements
  • Installation of smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
  • Flooring repair or replacement
  • Interior and exterior painting
  • Window / door repair or replacement
  • Clutter removal and yard clean up
  • Replacing non-working appliances with energy efficient models, installing low-flow toilets

Selection process

  • There is no charge to the recipient for the renovation efforts that are completed by RTBCS volunteers.
  • An application does not guarantee your acceptance into the program. It just begins the process for consideration.
  • The Project Selection Committee decisions are based on: our mission, the number of applicants, the need of the homeowner or community center, our volunteer's ability to complete the required repairs, the number of sponsors adopting a project and the funding available for the project.
  • The amount and type of work completed on each site is different and is determined by the volunteer Project Manager. Please understand that we are not able to address all the repair needs that you would like to have done in your home.