The Home Preservation Program provides minor home repair and maintenance to owner occupied homes. These types of projects are typically volunteer friendly and focus on preserving the home and safety of the homeowner, while improving the community as a whole. Home Preservation is offered in communities and areas that Habitat for Humanity designates for community impact and neighborhood revitalization.
Eligible projects may include:
- Gutter Cleaning
- Minor repairs
- Moss, brush and debris removal
- Fence replacement/repair
- Walkway repair
- Handrail installation
- Exterior painting
Home Preservation Program Qualifications and Requirements
- Applicants must own and occupy the home for a minimum of one year and live in a specific community targeted for Home Preservation.
- Must show proof of income for all household members. Income must not exceed 80% of the AMI.
- Proof of current homeowner’s insurance.
- Homeowner must contribute 2 hours of sweat equity. This means helping with the project if able, or other approved community volunteer activities. Accommodations will be made for those with physical impairments or limited ability.
- A Home Maintenance training will provided by Habitat and required for homeowners.
- Homeowners will pay a $50 one-time fee at the time agreement contract is signed.