Neighborhood Services Division

Neighborhood Services Community Meetings 2024

Public Hearings & Community Meetings

Do you have ideas on what would make your neighborhood a better place to live? The City of Abilene wants to hear from you! You are invited to a discussion session regarding neighborhood needs. Invite a neighbor!

Public Hearing

Tuesday, February 27
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Abilene City Hall Council Chambers, 555 Walnut Street

Public Meetings

  • Meeting #1 - Monday, March 4
    10:00 am - 11:00 am
    GV Daniels Rec Center, 541 North 8th Street
  • Meeting #2 - Monday, March 4
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Mockingbird Library Activity Room, 1326 N Mockingbird Lane
  • Meeting #3 - Tuesday, March 5
    10:00 am - 11:00 am
    Cobb Rec Center, 2302 State Street
  • Meeting #4 - Tuesday, March 5
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Cesar Chavez Rec Center, 2250 Ambler Avenue
  • Meeting #5 - Thursday, March 7
    10:00 am - 11:00 am
    Cesar Chavez Rec Center, 2250 Ambler Avenue
  • Meeting #6 - Thursday, March 7
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Rose Park Rec Center, 2601 South 7th Street

Neighborhood Services - Critical Repair & Neighborhood Revitalization Programs are available!

Neighborhood Services Offers Two Free Programs!

For Single-Family Owner Occupied Homes

Critical Repair Program

If you have an emergency that causes your home to be unsafe, this program addresses homes without basic amenities, leaks, or damage.

Neighborhood Revitalization Program

This siding program will wrap decomposed siding with new 3-step siding to help make your home look beautiful on the outside!

Income Limits

As of June 15, 2022

1 Person Household$39,700/year
2 Person Household $45,400/year
3 Person Household $51,050/year
4 Person Household $56,700/year
5 Person Household$61,250/year
6 Person Household $65,800/year
7 Person Household
$70,350/year
8 Person Household $74,850/year


Contact Neighborhood Services today at (325) 437-4576!

Our Programs

Funding is available for all programs. Complete applications (make certain to answer all questions), then submit them with required documentation to Neighborhood Services. If you have questions or need help, please call us at (325) 437-4576.

Critical Repair Program

The Critical Repair Program is designed to assist Single Family owner occupied homes with critical repair problems that are a detriment to life, safety, or health of occupants, which require immediate action. These are homes where handicap accessibility is needed, or with:

  • Leaks in roofs
  • No water, gas, heat, electrical service
  • Open sewers

The Critical Repair Program will only correct problems deemed a critical situation.

Download the Critical Repair Program Application (PDF).

Grants

The Neighborhood Services Division is responsible for administering two federal grants:

  • Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
  • Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME)

To remain eligible for the grants, the City must submit a five-year strategic plan - the 2020 to 2024 Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development - and the 2020 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice Study- to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in August 2020. The City must submit an annual One-Year Action Plan that outlines proposed projects and allocations for both programs.

In April 2001, the Abilene Community Excellence (ACE) Task Force recommended building upon the existing neighborhood program concepts in the Planning and Development Services. As a result, combining aspects of the Neighborhood Initiatives (CDBG/HOME) Division with the Planning Services Division enables us to develop a more comprehensive Neighborhood Services Division.