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City departments launch expanded home repair program

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by Tai Moses

Few things are more annoying than the drip-drip-drip of a slow faucet leak or the fitful hiss of a running toilet in the middle of the night. These leaks may seem minor, but the steady waste of water can really add up on your water bill. A partnership between Austin Water and the Neighborhood Housing and Community Development department will provide $350,000 in funding to extend the GO Repair! program to help low-income customers fix chronic leaks, among other home repairs. Each eligible home can get up to $15,000 a year in repairs including electrical, plumbing, exterior siding, drywall, flooring and roof repairs. The added funding will enable GO Repair! to reach more residents every year. Home repairs must fall within the scope of the program. See the program guidelines at austintexas.gov/department/go-repair.

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