Home Repair

Habitat Birmingham's Home Repair Program is a great way to inspire and engage others to take action in revitalizing communities. The Program is designed to allow current homeowners to continue to live independently and preserve their home for years to come. Services offered may include painting, landscaping, weatherization, accessibility modifications, and other minor repairs. 

 

How does it work?

  • Habitat Birmingham selects partner families based on income, need, and willingness to partner.
  • Habitat Birmingham recruits and supervises volunteer labor and donated materials to keep costs low and takes no profit for their services.
  • Eligible homeowners authorize the use of volunteer labor.
  • A no-interest loan is made to the homeowner to cover project cost. Payments are placed in a revolving fund to help A Brush with Kindness serve others with home repair needs.

Am I eligible?

Applicants must own their home and meet the following criteria to be eligible for this program:

1)      Ability to pay (costs are based on a percentage of household income and project scope)

o   proof of income of each occupant living in the home required

§  recent W2

§  recent pay stubs

§  social security

o   proof of homeownership required

§  copy of house deed

§  current tax record

2)     Demonstrated Need

o    determined by ability, disability, age, illness

3)     Willingness to Partner

o   sweat equity is based on ability and project scope

 

How do I apply?

Please contact our office to inquire about these partnerships and to apply.

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Learn more about our Home ownership Program and Home Repair Program.

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