Do you know an elderly neighbor, veteran, or low-income family in need of home repairs? Habitat for Humanity could help.
Habitat for Humanity is accepting home repair applications now through June 2nd
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento is currently hosting an open application period for qualified, low-income homeowners in need of health, safety, and energy-efficient related home repairs. The nonprofit organization does between 40-50 home repairs annually for low-income homeowners (primarily seniors and veterans) in need of critical home repairs to age in place and address deferred maintenance issues.
The home repair is a loan program in which Habitat provides critical home repairs such as roof replacements at an affordable rate (qualified homeowners pay back 20% of the cost of the repairs at 0% interest over an affordable period of time. The repayment funds then go into a “fund for humanity” to help make more home repairs and new home builds possible for low-income families in need of affordable housing.)
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento hosts one to two home repair application windows annually.
To qualify for the program, an applicant must meet the three following program requirements:
- Applicants must own and occupy the home as a primary residence
- Applicants must be willing to partner with Habitat (including sharing their personal homeowner-story and contributing sweat equity hours towards the completion of their repair if physically able)
- Applicants must have the ability to repay a portion of the total repair cost (20% over 24-60 months at 0% interest)
Habitat for Humanity is seeking support to spread the word about this opportunity, particularly to vulnerable low-income seniors and veterans.
This current application period with Habitat for Humanity is made possible through a partnership with SMUD.
Those interested in applying should visit Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento’s website at www.HabitatGreaterSac.org/Home-Repair, review the qualifications, and fill out an application prior to the June 2nd deadline.
Find out more at www.HabitatGreaterSac.org/Home-Repair