In 2001, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul – Diocesan Council of Austin established a Home Repair Program in response to an unmet need in our Central Texas community.
The SVdP Home Repair Program provides needed home repairs for individuals who are financially or physically unable to make their homes habitable. Program participants must own their home. Typical repairs conducted as part of the Home Repair Program include exterior weatherproofing, plumbing, carpentry (including wheel chair ramps), and electrical repairs.
The Society partners with licensed contractors to perform home repair. In the city of Austin, this is Handyman Connection. All requests for home repair assistance will come through the Society, and if individuals in need of home repair services receive a visit from Vincentian volunteers and meet several basic qualifications, we will further consider the potential repair.
For more information on home repairs, please contact Midge.