What We Repair
Habitat offers critical home repairs to homeowners so that they continue to live in safe, accessible, decent homes for years to come. These services may include fixing a window, a leaky roof, minor repair services, or ramps. This is how Habitat preserves homes and revitalizes neighborhoods when traditional contractors or home repair services are not an option.
“You get the projects. I’ll get the volunteers and do the work." That was the start of Habitat Home Repairs. It’s been called home preservation, brushed with kindness, and now simply Home Repair but the results are the same: roofs, siding, windows and other weatherizing efforts, bathrooms, kitchens, floors, and mobility ramps. Whatever is required to keep people in their homes. Then and now, there are a lot of people struggling to keep up. They need to ask for help to maintain a livable home. Habitat Home Repairs is the way.
How It Works
Habitat partners with individuals and families to discuss, plan, and execute needed repairs to ensure safe, secure shelter. Habitat uses volunteer labor. The homeowner reimburses Habitat for material and project costs. Habitat repayment schedules are tailored to the homeowner’s situation and needs.
How to qualify for a Habitat Home Repair
Habitat Repair Homeowners are active participants with Habitat Volunteers in repairing their home and future for themselves and their families. Every Habitat repair is an investment. Stronger homes and homeowners will create stronger communities.
Can anyone apply to be a Habitat Home Repair?
Yes. Habitat follows a nondiscriminatory policy of home repair selection and qualification. Door County Habitat for Humanity is committed to equity and justice in the communities in which we work. Habitat strives to be a place where people of all races, all faiths, and all backgrounds can come together in a common cause. We are committed to be actively anti-racist supporting inclusion and diversity.
Future Habitat Repair homeowners must demonstrate a need for a safe, affordable home repair.
Examples might be a living situation that is unsafe, with structural or mechanical problems, unsanitary conditions, mold, insects, or disrepair, overcrowded, or inadequate sleeping arrangements.
Financial need may be demonstrated if you are unable to obtain a conventional or government assisted home improvement loan; Or if you meet the 2021 Program income limits listed below (60% of HUD median Door County family income):
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Willing to Partner
Future Habitat Repair homeowners must partner with us throughout the process. Homeowners must be willing to complete "Sweat Equity" hours. Sweat Equity is when a future homeowner family takes some part in either repairing their own home, other Habitat homes, working at our ReStore, at special events, or other Habitat activities.
Ability to Pay
Homeowners must be able and willing to pay the repair project costs (materials, permits, equipment rentals and dumpster fees). Habitat payment schedules and timetable are tailored to the homeowner’s situation. Applicants must have a steady, reliable source of income and demonstrate financial responsibility.
Door County resident for 12 months prior to Application. Own your home and have proof of homeowner’s insurance.