Affordable home repairs preserve homeownership in Thurston County.
Our skilled construction staff and volunteers help qualified homeowners with limited incomes, with a variety of repairs meant to preserve the house. Homeowners are left with a renewed sense of pride and the ability to enjoy their homes in dignity, safety, and health for years to come.
Our Critical Home Repair program aims to provide stability for homeowners by preserving older homes for safer, easier maintenance.
How do I get started?
Our Critical Home Repair program is offered on a first-qualified, first-served basis and is dependent on financial qualification, need, willingness to partner with Habitat, and the availability of funding.
Here’s how the process works:
How do I qualify?
Applicants must meet seven criteria to qualify for our Critical Home Repair program.
1. You own and reside in a home located within Thurston County.
2. You meet the income guidelines. Our repair program serves homeowners who earn less than 80% of the Area Median Income. (Some grants have lower percentage requirements.)
- 3. You need improved housing. Your home is causing negative effects on your health, safety, or financial well-being.
4. You are unable to afford and/or perform the repairs yourself but are willing to contribute a percentage of the repair costs.
- 5. You have homeowner’s insurance and are current on all mortgage payments.
- 6. You are willing to partner with Habitat. Our programs are built on partnership, and applicants provide “sweat equity” working with Habitat construction staff and volunteers on home repair projects. You must provide copies of all required documentation, be honest and cooperative with Habitat, and complete a minimum of eight hours of sweat equity.
- 7. Understand that repairs may be completed by SPSHFH’s dedicated volunteers and staff and/or other community members or organizations.