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Critical Repair Program

Repairs And Rehabs

Habitat for Humanity of Worcester County is proud to announce that our affiliate is now part of HFHI's Veterans Build Initiative. Starting with the April 2021 application round, we are seeking applicants from veteran families in need of critical repairs to owner-occupied homes.

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

Habitat Worcester's scheduled quarterly application rounds for this program in 2021 as follows:

April 1 – April 30, 2021 ***EXTENDED****  Veterans Build Initiative

July 1 – July 31, 2021  New Home Build Application Round

October 1 – October 31, 2021 Critical Repairs Program and Veterans Build Initiative 

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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