Habitat offers several home repair programs

Need help fixing up your home?

Habitat for Humanity Northeast Michigan offers several affordable home repair programs designed to help low-income homeowners. Repairs are completed primarily through the efforts of Habitat volunteers, with green and sustainable building practices used whenever possible.

Repairs are affordable, as they are completed at no-profit to Habitat. If needed, low or no-interest loans may be available to help finance the cost of the work.

Descriptions of Habitat’s home repair programs:

∫ A Brush With Kindness: This program helps with minor-to moderate exterior repairs. Eligible repairs include painting, landscaping, roof repair/replacement, window replacement, accessibility modifications and other volunteer-friendly activities.

∫ Veterans Build Program: The Veterans Build Program assists local veterans and their families with necessary home repairs or renovations, including interior and exterior accessibility modifications. In addition to providing or preserving access to quality, affordable housing, this program gives veterans an opportunity to serve together as volunteers and helps facilitate reintegration with the community.

∫ Weatherization Services: Habitat has partnered with the Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis to help homeowners with low-cost repairs that make their house more energy-efficient.

Repairs save homeowners money on their utility bills and can help improve the air quality, safety and longevity of the home. Repairs are completed through a contractor and financed through a loan with FHLBI. Eligible repairs include roof repair/replacement, energy-efficient windows and doors, energy-efficient heating/cooling systems, air sealing, insulation and duct work.

For more information and applications, contact the Habitat office at 354-5555, ext. 1002 or egfines@habitatnemi.org.