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HOME REPAIR PROGRAM

Home repairs completed since 2011: 49

Our Home Repair program is an outreach initiative that seeks to provide home repairs for low to moderate income homeowners, including veterans and the elderly, who are struggling to maintain their homes due to age, disability, or family circumstances.  The program focuses on health, life, and safety/code issues.  It allows us to partner with families to help them reclaim their homes with pride and dignity without being disrupted by the uncertainty, trauma, and expense of moving.

  • Please contact familyservices@habitatmwgw.org to determine availability of home repair services in your community.
  • Currently, we are accepting applications for qualified veteran/veteran families to a no loan roof repair program in partnership with Owens Corning Roof Deployment Program.
  • Please fill out the HOME REPAIR INTEREST FORM below to be added to our database. Please note that this is an INTEREST FORM, not an application. Our Family Services Coordinator will be in touch with you to share more information on:
    1. Details on the current veteran/veteran family no loan roof repair program (please indicate that you are specifically looking for the roof repair program in the box requesting further information on your repair needs).
    2. Updates on our programs
    3. Other potential resources
EACH HOME REPAIR MAY INCLUDE AN INTERIOR AND/OR EXTERIOR PROJECT.

The project is intended to alleviate critical health, life and safety issues, or code violations. Scope of Work, includes but is not limited to:

  • Roof repairs and replacement
  • Renovations & upgrades to satisfy handicap accessibility & ADA requirements such as ramps, repairs to outdoor stairs.
  • Deck repair or replacement

HABITAT ADMINISTERS BOTH REPAIR GRANT – AND REPAIR LOAN – PROGRAMS.
TO QUALIFY FOR A LOAN:

  • Annual, total household income may not exceed 80% current, area median income for the same-sized household in the applicant’s community.
  • $75,000 is the maximum total household income allowed, which includes household liquid assets (excluding retirement funds).

To find out if you might qualify, please fill out the information form below or email  familyservices@habitatmwgw.org

SIMILAR TO OUR HOME BUILD PROJECTS, HOME REPAIR LOANS ARE A HAND UP – NOT A HANDOUT

Qualifying home repair loan homeowner/applicant(s) must:

  • Live within our service area. Click here to view our service area.
  • Applicant(s) annual income must be at least 30% of the current median income for the same-sized household in the applicant’s community.
  • Current on mortgage, property taxes, and homeowner insurance.
  • Willing to make repair loan repayments (based on a sliding income scale).
  • Willing to partner with Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater Worcester.
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Karen S., Habitat Home Repair Recipient: “I have an old house, and the porch was such a mess. Since Habitat repaired it, I sit on my porch almost every day just enjoying it. It was an above and beyond job, and they were so nice, too. It makes me want to do more to improve my house and to keep up with the porch. It was getting a little dangerous. It’s definitely safer. I appreciate the work.”

Owens Corning Roof Deployment Project Partners with Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater Worcester to Give Back to U.S. Military Veterans

The Owens Corning Roof Deployment Project is an effort to show gratitude and honor the veterans who served our country and their families. Since the inception of this program in 2016, nationwide, more than 325 military members have received new roofs.

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The Owens Corning Roof Deployment Project is a nationwide effort to show gratitude and honor the veterans who served our country and the families who support them. Since the inception of this program in 2016, more than 325 military members have received new roofs.

“Thank you again! Very grateful for all the work you and others did to make this happen. Keeping my dad in his own home is huge, especially with a new roof over his head. My Dad made enormous sacrifices his entire life, having 8 children, one with special needs. He lost a brother in WW II. He never believed in collecting anything unearned, but now he needs help. The roofing company was very professional and did a fantastic job. In addition, your Construction Manager was on site for the entire install. My dad is thrilled”. – Rich, the son of a 96 year old WW II combat veteran.

Linda, a widow of a Vietnam War Navy veteran, and happily married for 36 years until he died of cancer, conducted an exhaustive search to find a suitable home for her extended family of 7 that includes 4 young grandchildren. After looking at nearly 40 properties, she bought her current home which required – among other, essential repairs – a new roof. Linda was very pleased with the new roof, “My husband and I were happily married 36 years until he died of cancer. John was very proud to be a Veteran of the Navy. Thanks again Carole and everyone on the team for making my new roof possible”  – Linda.

A big thank you to our Home Repair Donors!

Thank you to The Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts for awarding us a grant that allowed us to purchase a 14’ box truck to help expand and better serve local families and veterans through our Home Repair program!

Home Repair Interest Form

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Name*
Address*
Are you a US Citizen or legal permanent resident?*
Are you a Veteran?*
Do you own the home which you are requesting repairs for?*