The Home Repair program for Habitat for Humanity is a unique, and much-needed program to serve low income families in Findlay/Hancock County. Since 2013 the program has provided a variety of home repairs and modifications with a priority placed on those that address safety, health, energy efficiency and accessibility issues.
To qualify, families must have owned their home for at least two years and be current on their property taxes. Priority is given to veterans, seniors, and disabled homeowners.
The application process may take up to 6 months before repairs are scheduled to begin on your home due to overwhelming demand for this program in our community.
Our Repair program should not be considered an emergency repair service, if you are in need of immediate services, please contact a certified contractor. Outdoor repairs including roofs, ramps, and landscaping will not be completed in the months of November through February due to weather.
Handicap accessibility modifications, electrical, plumbing, heating and roof repairs lead the way of needs for our homeowners. Volunteers are needed year round to help do 1-2 projects a month. A typical repair project takes 3 days. Volunteer shifts are 4 hours on one day.
Habitat for Humanity selects families based on three criteria:
Homeowners must demonstrate that the scope of the repair will improve living conditions so the home is safer, warmer or drier.
Homeowners must be able to document both their financial need for help with the repairs as well as the ability to afford the repayment plan.
You will be required to pay back the cost of materials plus a small administrative fee (10%) based on a sliding scale of your family’s income. All volunteer labor is provided at no cost to the homeowners. Subcontractor labor for non-volunteer projects may be utilized at a special discounted fee (mold and 2nd story construction). We also provide a 0% interest payment plan that is normally 1-2 years in length. The length of the payment plan is based upon the homeowner’s income, ability to pay, and the scope of the project.
Families must demonstrate a willingness to participate in the preparation for and actual work of the repairs (as they are able) as well as fulfilling other requirements of the program.