Our home repair program helps provide free home repairs for low-income Tulsa homeowners.

How it works

  • Location: Home must be located within Tulsa City Limits
  • Ownership: House must be in applicant's name (we do not assist rental units or lease to own)
  • Applicant: Priority is given to seniors over the age of 60, people living with a disability, and families enrolled in EDUCARE
  • Income: Must meet low-income guidelines (see chart below) *See roof section below for specific income limits for Roof Program
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Home Repair Program

Revitalize T-Town's home repair program was created in 1997 out of the need for home repairs for homeowners living on limited incomes.  All homes are located in Tulsa City Limits.

The home repair program has three areas focused on some the biggest needs of our clients.  This includes replacing roofs, making homes energy efficient, providing home modifications and general needs such as plumbing, electrical and paint.  These repairs are grouped under Roofs, Energy Efficiency and Safe at Home.  Homeowners can, and often, receive repairs in multiple focus areas of the home repair program as their needs are assessed on an individual basis.


One of the biggest needs for homeowners is roof replacement or repair. Many of the other repairs that are offered cannot be made until the roof is repaired or replaced. If other repairs are made to the home when the roof is leaking, these repairs are futile.  For example, insulation cannot be blown in for fear that it would get wet, sheetrock cannot be replaced and electrical repairs cannot happen. Faulty roofs can cause many issues for the low-income clients we serve.  Leaky roofs use a lot of energy causing high energy bills for homeowners on limited incomes.  This can cause stress and worry for the homeowner.  When inclement weather arrives, the moisture from the rain, ice or snow can cause additional damage to the home, which results in higher roof replacement costs and requires increased resources to make additional repairs. Many of the roof leaks are so severe, that homeowners are placing buckets under the leak to catch the rain or melting snow and ice.

Applicants requesting a roof must meet specific roof income guidelines (see chart below)

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Energy Efficiency

Each home worked on receives energy efficiency repairs made possible by funding provided by AEP/PSO. These repairs could include attic insulation, weatherizing doors and windows, sealing large gaps and cracks, etc. On average, $300 is saved by homeowners on their energy bill, which is 2% of our client's average income.

Safe at Home

Revitalize T-Town’s Safe at Home repairs focus on providing a safe living environment for the homeowner. These repairs could include grab bars, handrails, wheelchair ramps, accessibility modifications, minor electrical, plumbing repairs, debris removal or other home modification repairs that provide for the safety of our homeowners.



Client Stories


Ms. Joan

Ms. Joan has lived in her home since 1960. She raised her five children with her husband in her home. Since her husband passed away 14 years ago, she struggled to keep up with the repairs needed to help make her home safe. Ms. Joan said that her husband kept up with the repairs when he was alive. “Sometimes I just can’t do it all,” she said. “Since my husband passed, these are things that I could not do on my own.”

When she called Revitalize T-Town, Ms. Joan was fearful when she used her bathroom because the floor was caving in, and it was dangerous to walk on. When RTT first visited Ms. Joan’s home, she had just been released from the hospital due to breathing issues. “I didn't know how I was going to pay for repairs,” Ms. Joan said.

Ms. Joan received a new bathroom floor and other safety repairs, including handrails, for her back-porch steps. Ms. Joan no longer has to be fearful when she uses her bathroom or the steps into her backyard. “I am thankful for your program that was able to assist me in making my home safe and nice."


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Ms. Alicia

Ms. Alicia is a single mother with four children. Her 10-year-old son is disabled and has frequent disruptive outbursts during the day. Since the pandemic, all of her children attend virtual school, and there is no virtual para support for her disabled son. "Even with the windows locked, people have figured out how to get inside."

Thanks to the generosity of individuals, organizations, and businesses, Revitalize T-Town provided repairs on Ms. Alicia's windows, doors, back steps, and more!

Now Ms. Alicia can rest knowing her family is safe and can focus on the other priorities in their home!


Mr. Michael

Mr. Michael is an army veteran. When he was just 18 years old, he was stationed at Fort Knox. He has lived in his home for 24 years.

Unfortunately, Mr. Michael has had to visit the hospital multiple times recently due to blockages in his legs. As a result of these health issues, Mr. Michael needed safety repairs like handrails out the front door and into the garage and grab bars in his bathroom. His ceiling also had gaping holes caused by an old roof leak above his kitchen table, living room and bedroom. The fan and light above his kitchen did not work either because of the previous leaks.

Due to Mr. Michael’s health issues and limited income, he could not make these huge repairs on his own. Mr. Michael received energy efficiency repairs including ceiling repair, a new ceiling fan and light, handrails at his front door and garage and grab bars in his bathroom!

Mr. Michael is extremely grateful for the work that has been done on his home. "I appreciate you all so much!"



Mr. Dwayne and Ms. Joyce

Mr. Dwayne and Ms. Joyce have been in their home for 41 years. They celebrated 44 years of marriage in March. Ms. Joyce worked at TPS, and Mr. Dwayne was a truck driver at Mill Creek before they retired. They both take a lot of pride in maintaining their home and making it hospitable. Retirement allows more time to work on their home, but aging keeps them from completing needed projects.


Thanks to the generosity of individuals, organizations, and businesses, Revitalize T-Town repaired their doors, bathroom flooring, and installed grab bars and a taller toilet in their bathroom to help Ms. Joyce and Mr. Dwayne age safely in place!

Apply For Free Home Repairs

 If you would like to apply for free home repairs from Revitalize T-Town, call 918-742-6241 x202 to request a mailed application or download a homeowner application. When completed, mail to 14 E 7th Street, Tulsa, OK 74119. Incomplete applications will NOT be processed. All requested documents must be included. Meetings at the Revitalize T-Town office are by appointment only.


“I can’t put my feelings into words. I appreciate it so much!”

– Ms. B.

“This has taken a lot of pressure off my daily worries.”

- Mr. B.

“It stays cooler in the summer. It doesn’t leak any more, and we love it! They did a nice job and we are really grateful”

– Mr. and Mrs. W.

"My home is warmer and weatherproof! Thank you, thank you, thank you!”

– Ms M.

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