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Friday, December 11, 2015

Habitat for Humanity- Home Repair Program


Greater Fox Cities Area Habitat for Humanity’s Home Repair program helps low-income homeowners address health and safety issues and preserve the appearances of their homes and yards with zero-percent interest repair loans. 

Partnering with a variety of organizations, Greater Fox Cities Area Habitat for Humanity provides the volunteers and resources needed to repair homes at a reduced and affordable rate. Providing critical home repairs, weatherization and exterior preservation work in partnership with low-income homeowners, who pay for the repairs through no-interest loans.

To apply: attend an informational meeting or call for an appointment and complete a Home Repair application.

What will be repaired?
Habitat for Humanity staff will assess home repair need and develop a project plan and cost estimate. Priority will be given to critical safety risks/code violations and repairs pertaining to the health, safety and well-being of those living in the home. 

To qualify individuals must: Demonstrate a need for repairs, own a home within the Fox Cities Habitat service area, be the primary residence of the applicant(s) and/or qualifying household member(s), demonstrate ability to make monthly payments to repay the zero-percent interest repair loan and have a household income below 80% County Median Income.

Selection Criteria:
Need: The home must be in need of repair in any of these areas: Safety and code violations,structural integrity of interior or exterior and energy efficiency.

Ability to pay: Individuals must have a stable income, satisfactory credit and the ability to make a small down payment and monthly repayment at no interest.

Willingness to partner with Habitat for Humanity: Individuals must complete an application, provide require documentation and participate in a home visit and Habitat meetings, work alongside volunteers when appropriate, agree to maintain home repairs and be a positive representative of Habitat for Humanity in the community and in your neighborhood.

Apply Now! Applications are accepted year round.
Contact Eileen at (920) 967-8887 or email at EileenD@FoxCitiesHabitat.org

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