Transportation Services for Elderly Persons

About

The City of Killeen Elderly Transportation Program assists low-income elderly individuals, age 62 and older by providing basic transportation needs to persons with very limited access to transportation. The program receives its primary funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and other state and local resources, as available. Administration of this program is conducted by the City’s Community Development Department.

Annual funding, applications, program eligibility and guidelines are subject to changes as governed by the Killeen City Council, the Community Development Advisory Committee, the Community Development Department, the funding source, or other applicable federal, state, or local requirements.

Consecutive year program acceptance and assistance is not guaranteed to any current or previous participant. Participants are determined annually through an application and eligibility determination process.

Program Guidelines & Application

Applications will be available and accepted beginning August 1 to August 22, 2018. Applications received after the deadline will be placed on a waiting list.

The FY 2018-2019 Program Guidelines and Application is available from the Community Development Department office, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the:
Killeen Arts and Activities Center
802 N 2nd Street
Building E, 1st Floor (between 2nd Street and 4th Street)
Killeen, TX 76541

Assistance is provided on a sliding scale - first to individuals with the lowest income then graduating to individuals with the highest income; income eligibility levels are determined annually by HUD. The FY 2018-2019 program will begin in October, 2018 and end September 30, 2019.

Applicants

  • Be 62 years of age or older as of October 1, 2018
  • Complete and submit a separate application for each individual household member to be considered for program assistance
  • Must apply each year to be considered for participation in the program;
  • Provide a current utility bill, if the current address is different from the address listed on the photo identification
  • Provide necessary documents including, but not limited to: bank statements-checking and savings accounts, pay stubs, beneficiary statements for Social Security, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), or Disability income, Pension and/or Retirement income-including cash value of IRAs, bonds, certificates of deposit, and money markets, TANF, or other income statements
  • Reside within the corporate city limits of Killeen

If you have questions, please call 254-501-7843. Hablamos Español.

Only complete applications with all required proof documentation will be considered and reviewed for program participation.

Housing Rehabilitation Program

The City of Killeen Housing Rehabilitation Program goal is to preserve existing housing owned and occupied by low and moderate income households. Program objectives are accomplished through rehabilitation, reconstruction, the removal of architectural barriers which restrict mobility and access to the home, and through repair to necessary vital components associated with the home and property that ensure a safe, decent and healthy living environment. 

The Housing Rehabilitation Program is administered by the City of Killeen Community Development Department and is funded by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as available. The program is limited to owner occupied residential dwelling units within the corporate city limits of Killeen.

Minor Repair Assistance

Minor repair assistance and accessibility modifications are available to homeowners who have occupied the dwelling in need of repair for the last 5 years (60 consecutive months). The program can also provide accessibility modifications removing architectural barriers restricting mobility in and access to the dwelling for occupants who are elderly and or disabled.

Repair (rehabilitation) actions are limited and available only one time to the owner of record which includes occupancy by the same individual, family, or household.

Interested persons are required to:

  • Be current on all property taxes, homeowner insurance, and mortgage payments (as applicable).
  • Be a legal resident or citizen of the United States.
    Be the owner of record on the property and account owner for all supplied utilities (waster, electric, gas, etc.).
  • Complete and submit an application along with required documents.
  • Comply with program environmental rules (not located in a flood hazard area).
  • Have no current property code violations, code enforcement violation property liens or other monies owed to the City.
  • Have no more than one mortgage on the property in need of assistance (reverse mortgages, home equity loans, other junior liens are not permitted).
  • Have occupied the home, as a principal residence, for the most recent 5 years.

To request information, or if you have specific questions please contact Community Development Staff.