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Critical Repair Program

Repairs And Rehabs

Habitat for Humanity of Worcester County completes critical repairs and rehabs for existing Worcester County homeowners who are otherwise unable to complete the work themselves or obtain a conventional loan to do so. We participate in the national Habitat exterior repair program, A Brush With Kindness, and in a limited capacity, we will complete interior critical repair work. Each family must be approved during the application process, and the project itself must be approved by a Scope of Work which determines the scale of the project, Habitat's capacity to complete the work, and the homeowner's ability to pay for the work needed. Habitat may enlist the assistance of a third-party funder such as the USDA for financing options for critical repairs. In very limited circumstances, options may include a combination of loans and grants. 

The Brush With Kindness Program is an exterior repair program and work can include painting, gutters, siding, porch and stair repair, etc. 

Habitat Worcester accepts applications quarterly for this program, beginning January 1 – January 31, April 1 – April 30, July 1 – July 31, and October 1 – October 31. When applying, please make sure the request for repairs fall within the parameters of the program. Funds are limited for this program and at times may be unavailable. Prospective applicants will be informed when they send initial inquiry via email during each funding round, if funds are available.

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