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AFFORDABLE AND SAFE HOME REPAIRS

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

  2. Habitat Harrisburg will assist you to identify and prioritize what your eligible repairs are and estimate your repair costs.

  3. 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 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

For questions or assistance, please contact:
info@harrisburghabitat.org or call (717) 545-7299

 

Additional Resources:

For more information, click the links below:

Critical Home Repair Income Guidelines

Critical Home Repair Program FAQs