We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to live in a decent home but recognise some home owners find it difficult to maintain their homes.
We have developed a package of assistance to help the most vulnerable people overcome these obstacles and to live in a home that is safe, warm, waterproof and that has suitably modern facilities.
Two levels of assistance are available to home owners depending on their circumstances:
Level 1 assistance is available to all applicants across the city and includes advice on maintenance issues.
Further information on this can be obtained by clicking in the Documents section on this page.
Level 2 assistance is available in the form of a Home Improvement Assistance Loan. This is dependant on how much equity there is in the property. This will only be offered to vulnerable applicants who are on low incomes or are in receipt of certain benefits and fall within the necessary criteria.
An electronic version of the Home Improvement Assistance Loan application form can be downloaded from the Documents section on this page.
Please note that grants for improving your home are no longer available.
For more information, or to contact us in relation to issues with any previous grant work including grants given under a Group Repair scheme or under the Aviaries Asbestos removal scheme in Armley, then please contact us at
Leeds City Council, HIA Team
Knowsthorpe Gate, Cross Green, Leeds, LS9 0NP
Telephone 0113 378 4702
Older people, people on low income or people with disabilities may be able to obtain extra help from Care & Repair (Leeds)