The Critical Repairs Program is accepting applications for our 4th round of 2019. Open application runs from October 1 through October 31. Please note we are unable to accept inquiries for our New Build Program during this round; we are only able to accept Critical Repairs applications at this time.
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. HFHWC participates in the national Habitat exterior repair program. Examples of critical home repairs are roofing, exterior painting, accessibility, weatherization and repair of other structural issues such as porch, stairs, siding and gutters.
Qualified Worcester County homeowners must be able to demonstrate a need for critical home repair and the ability to pay for the repairs. Families must earn between 30% - 80% of the AMI for Worcester County (as defined by HUD) to qualify. Qualified homeowners must be willing to partner with HFHWC and work side by side with volunteers, also known as “sweat equity” hours.
All applicants must be residents of Worcester County for at least one year, own a home and provide proof of current homeowner’s insurance and are subject to credit and background checks. Application fee is $30.
Individuals or families interested in applying for the Critical Home Repair Program should visit www.habitatworcester.org/family-services to review the guidelines and determine eligibility, then email an inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org. This application round ends on October 31, 2019.