Critical Home Repair Program

Please read below before filling out our  application link at the bottom of the page. 

Due to temporary limitations in project workload, we are not accepting new applications at this time. Please check back for updates.


Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Harrisburg Area partners with homeowners to complete affordable interior and exterior home repairs and modifications that increase the safety, accessibility, condition and livability of the home.

The Critical Home Repair program is designed to help keep low-income families in their existing home by making home repairs for which there is a need.

The program addresses five key areas:

  1. Safety

  2. Security

  3. Accessibility

  4. Code Violations

  5. Energy Efficiency

How does it work?

  1. Homeowners complete an application, including all accompanying documentation.

  2. Habitat Harrisburg will schedule an assessment  to identify and prioritize what your eligible repairs are and estimate the repair costs.

  3. The assessment and application must be evaluated by our construction committee for approval.

  4. Professional construction staff, volunteers, and subcontractors make repairs to your home. Homeowners participate in the project as they are able.

What types of repairs can be done?

Typical repairs:

Exterior Repair and Modifications

  • Roofs, windows, doors

  • Porches and railings (fall prevention)

  • Steps, access ramps and walkways (eliminate tripping hazards)

Interior Repairs and Modification

  • Kitchens and bathrooms

  • Plumbing and electrical components

  • Floors, ceilings, walls, doors, grab bars, stair lifts and railings

Critical Repairs and Replacement

  • Roofing, plumbing, and electrical


How much does it cost?

  • Homeowners pay only a part of the cost of materials and subcontractors, based on their income.

  • Sponsor donations, grants and homeowners’ payments cover the cost of the project.

Who qualifies?

  • Must own and live in a home in Dauphin County, Camp Hill, Wormleysburg, or Lemoyne that needs repairs

  • Household gross income must be below 80% of the area median family income


  • Must be up-to-date on property taxes and mortgage

  • Must be the homeowner and current occupant

  • Must have a need that falls within the five key areas we address

Please click the link below to fill out our Critical Home Repair Application online.

NOTE: You must submit the following required documents via e-mail or US Mail in order for the application to be considered complete!

Required Documents for Application:

Proof of Income (please send copies, for each household member over 18 years old):

¨  Federal Tax Return –(Current  year return). Those that receive Social Security as sole income should provide  current year Social Security benefit’s statement and the last three months bank statements.

¨  Income Verification–past six (6) weeks for each household member (i.e.: wages, pension, social security, disability, unemployment, child support, etc..)

Proof of Ownership (please send one (1) copy each of):

¨  Property Deed

¨  Mortgage payment invoice/receipt (most recent)

¨ Homeowner’s insurance Declaration page (most recent proof of insurance)

U.S. Veteran: (If applicable)

¨  Certificate of Veteran Status (Form DD214)

To provide the required documents, you must e-mail or USPS mail the documents. No further contact from our office will take place until ALL documents are received. 


Mailing address: 2416 Park Drive, Harrisburg, PA 17110

Due to temporary limitations in project workload, we are not accepting new applications at this time. Please check back for updates.

For questions or assistance, please contact us at: or call (717) 545-7299


Additional Resources:

For more information, click the links below:

Critical Home Repair Program FAQs