Housing Repair Program

Home repair is a large part of Habitat’s vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. The home repair program makes safety and health based repairs and modifications to existing homes. We utilize affordable loans, grants and donations to finance these repairs.

Repair & Modification Projects can include:

  • Roofing, Heating & Air, Electrical Systems
  • Plumbing Systems & Leaks
  • Bathroom Modifications &/or Ramps for homeowners with physical disabilities
  • Trip Hazards– interior & exterior
  • Crime Prevention like exterior motion sensitive lighting & removal of overgrown shrubs
    • We are unable to use volunteers to remove asbestos and large amounts of mold

Program Qualifications

In order to qualify for the Habitat Home Repair Program you must submit an application establishing:

  • Need for Home repair in order to make your home safe and healthy for occupancy
  • A willingness to partner with Habitat through Education, Sweat Equity and Program Compliance
  • Ability to pay by qualifying for one of the available financial products
  • Additional qualifications:
    • Home located in Blount County
    • Legal resident of the United States
    • Household income up to 80% area median income
    • Proof of homeownership
    • Proof of current homeowner’s insurance
    • The home is your primary residence
    • Pass a criminal background check, including a sex-offender registry check

Program requirements

  • FDIC education course, (approximately 30 minutes done online in your home via our technology)
  • 8 hours of sweat equity required. Please note special accommodation will be made for persons with disabilities.

Repair Financing

Habitat utilizes loans, grants and donated services to make home repairs affordable.  We use the following financial products:

  • USDA 504 Loan
  • USDA 504 Grant
  • THDA Emergency Repair Grant
  • TN Seniors Trust Aging in Place Grant
  • Habitat Critical Home Repair Funding

Applying for the Home Repair Program

Program applications are accepted and process on a first-come, first-served basis. Habitat will accept applications while funds are available. We will not process incomplete applications, so please call with questions, 865-982-8717.

 

Volunteer!

We need skilled and unskilled volunteers willing to help those in our community. Jobs can range from cleaning gutters, landscaping, replacing a faucet to roofing, replacing floors and building ramps. If you’d like to get involved with the Home Repair , please contact Jason Brown – jason@blounthabitat.org or call (865) 233-9103.

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Non-proselytizing policy
Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations will not proselytize. Nor will HFH work with entities or individuals who insist on proselytizing as part of their work with HFH. This means that HFH will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must adhere to or convert to a particular faith or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.