Home Repair Program
Habitat’s Home Repair Program works with homeowners who need assistance with critical repairs that will alleviate health and safety issues. Habitat also offers Home Preservation as a component of the Repair Program to address minor home maintenance and repairs to the home and Aging in Place services for seniors and those with physical or mental impairments to better enable people to live and age safely in their homes. The current service areas are SE Seattle, White Center, SE Renton, Federal Way, Glendale and Bryn Mawr-Skyway. Please complete and submit an intake form if you are interested in applying. If you live in King County and are unable to find other services from other programs please contact the Homeowner Services Manager at (206) 855-5214.
Home Repair Qualifications and Requirements
- Applicants must own and occupy the home for a minimum of one year, and must provide proof of income for all household members.
- Household income must not exceed 80% AMI (see chart).
- Applicants must be qualified through the underwriting process to determine final eligibility
- Critical Home Repair Projects that cost over $2,500 require the homeowner to agree to a 0% deferred loan that will be secured with a recorded Deed of Trust. If you have a reverse mortgage or you live in a manufactured home built after 1976 that is not on property you own, you may be eligible for a grant in lieu of the deferred loan and a $100 program fee may apply.
- Home Preservation and Aging in Place projects are subject to a one-time $50 application fee. These are grants and will not be subject to the above Deed of Trust unless the cost is over $2,500 and the work is done in combination with a Critical Home Repair.
- Homeowner must have proof of current homeowners insurance.
- Homeowner or a representative shall agree to partner with Habitat by contributing volunteer hours and completing a home maintenance class provided by Habitat.
Income Qualification Chart
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Home Repair Program Areas
We are so blessed not only to be involved with your program, but to also have a wonderful, considerate and efficient group of people service us and our home. They went out of their way on a couple of occasions to make sure we were happy and satisfied with their work. Thank you so much for this opportunity.Barbara & Irvin
How To Apply for Home Repair Programs
- Intake Form: The first step is to fill out an intake form. An applicant can do this here on our website. If an applicant doesn’t have internet access, they can call our office at 206.855.5214 and we can do their intake over the phone.
- Full Application: Once we process their intake, we will determine if the applicant meets our basic requirements. If the applicant qualifies for the program, we will notify them and send them a full application. Once they turn in a completed application, and we approve it, we will contact them and set up a time for the site visit.
- Site Visit: Someone from the repair team will schedule an appointment to visit the home and determine what kind of repairs need to be made and if the repairs fall within the scope of work.
- Review: During this phase, Habitat creates a plan for Critical Repairs, Home Preservation, and assesses Aging in Place work. Then creates a scope of work and project cost. Schedule is based upon urgency, weather, funding and the current pipeline of applicants.
- Repair: Habitat works to repair the home using Habitat staff, AmeriCorps, and possibly contractors and community volunteers.