Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP)

Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP) is a new activity to be carried out through the Office of Neighborhood Services (ONS) to revitalize the 15 LMI neighborhoods by wrapping income qualified client’s owner occupied homes in Smart Board. ONS will focus on one neighborhood at a time to redevelop those neighborhoods long neglected. Plans are to begin in the Alameda Neighborhood which is an Abilene Neighborhood Initiative (ANI). The same basic information that determines eligibility for the Critical/Limited Program applies for the Neighborhood Revitalization Program.

Connecting Caring Communities (CCC) has partnered with the City of Abilene, Office of Neighborhood Services (ONS) to develop a community driven collaboration entitled Abilene Caring Together (ACT). CCC has partnered with the ONS to carry out the oversight of volunteers and the purchase, inventory and storage of painting materials to work in the Low-Moderate Income Neighborhoods (LMI). ACT volunteers will paint homes in the 15 LMI Neighborhoods that have been resided by ONS approved contractors. The ACT Program will create a positive impact by providing materials and volunteers.

Contact ONS staff for further information at 325-437-4576.

Critical Repair Program 

ONS is seeking homeowners for the 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 with no water, gas, heat, electrical service, leaks in roofs, open sewers, or where handicap accessibility is needed. The Critical Repair Program will only correct problems deemed a critical situation.

Please download application before filling it out

Critical Repair Program
First Time Homebuyer Program
Single Family Rehabilitation Program

Complete the above Applications (make certain to answer all questions), then print and submit the application with required documentation to:

Office of Neighborhood Services
Located at City Hall, 555 Walnut, Room 206
Abilene, Texas 79601

For further assistance contact (325) 437-4576

ONS Accepting Applications for Local Contractors to Perform Work for Federal HUD Grants


Contractor Information

Minority and/or women-owned contracting firms are encouraged to participate in this program.

The Office of Neighborhood Services is founded on five principles. These principles state that the ONS will:

  • Build and support neighborhood leadership
  • Change the community mindset of advocate neighborhoods
  • Secure a resource commitment for neighborhoods
  • Focus service efforts on achieving neighborhood stability
  • Respect neighborhood identity
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