Home Repairs and Preservation

Introduction

PLEASE NOTE….Do to the incredible response to this program, we are currently only accepting applications for roof repair and replacement projects. We apologize for any inconvenience but please check back in the future as we work to expand our programs and capacity.

About the Program

Helena Habitat’s Home Repair and Preservation program provides assistance to existing homeowners with low income to perform vital repairs to their homes. Habitat’s Repair and Preservation program works in conjunction with the affiliate’s core building program, enabling the affiliate to serve more families, and increase opportunities for volunteers. Most importantly, the repair program is part of Habitat’s broader community development strategy called the Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative (NRI). NRI is designed to pursue Habitat for Humanity’s strategic imperative of helping to transform and strengthen communities and maintain and preserve the stock of affordable housing in the Helena area.

The repair and preservation program helps revitalize the appearance of neighborhoods, strengthen connections within the community, while preserving affordable housing stock.

Qualifications and Applying

Habitat Repair programs serve homeowners in the Helena area who: 

  • Have household incomes at or fall below 80% of HUD median income
  • Have paid their property taxes in full
  • Are not in danger of foreclosure and live in the home
  • Carry a current homeowner’s insurance policy

 

To get more information about Habitat’s Repair and Preservation program or to request an application email: sophiaw@helenahabitat.org

Description of Programs –

Home Preservation (HP)

Home Preservation assists homeowners with low income who struggle to maintain the exterior of their homes, allowing them to reclaim their homes with pride and dignity. Services include but are not limited to:

  • Exterior Painting
  • Rot Repair
  • Repairs to porches and steps
  • Repairs to or installation of hand rails

Critical Home Repairs (CHR)

Habitat Critical Home Repair (CHR) provides urgent, major repairs at a discounted rate to keep homeowners safe and warm, and from being displaced from their homes. In addition our work helps preserve Helena’s affordable housing stock. CHR addresses health and safety concerns in several areas of the home. They include, but are not limited to:

  • Roof Replacement
  • Heating
  • Electrical Hazards
  • Plumbing Hazards

Aging in Place (AIP) 

Aging in Place (AIP) is a program designed to assist our elder population in making accessibility modifications to their homes, allowing them to live in safety and security. Services include but are not limited to:

  • Wheelchair Ramps
  • Replacement of tubs with accessible showers
  • Installation of grab bars and railings

Download an Application for Home Repairs

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