Habitat for Humanity is an Equal Housing Opportunity provider. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

Habitat for Humanity of Wisconsin River Area
1211 8th St, Baraboo WI 53913
(608) 448-2888
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NO PROSELYTIZING POLICY

Habitat for Humanity of Wisconsin River Area (HFHWRA) will not proselytize. Nor will HFHWRA work with entities or individuals who insist on proselytizing as part of their work with the affiliate. HFHWRA will not offer or accept assistance or partnership 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.

HABITAT HOME REPAIR PROGRAM

Habitat offers home repair services to
veterans, low-income, and disabled homeowners
who are struggling to maintain their homes.

OUR FOCUS
The Home Repair Program focuses primarily on repair and/or rehab projects that will improve the quality of life for the resident and provide a safe, decent home.

The result is a holistic approach that revitalizes the appearance of the neighborhood, encourages connections within the community, and helps preserve affordable housing stock.

A HAND UP, NOT A HANDOUT
Habitat for Humanity offers volunteer labor at no cost, and provides an affordable loan to qualified homeowners for the cost of materials.
 

The homeowner must be able to pay a 0% interest loan for the work done on the home through affordable monthly payments. Payments will be based on applicant’s income and agreed upon at signing of contract.
 

WHAT WORK CAN WE DO?
Our program focuses on services such as:

  • Window/door replacement

  • Handicap accessibility ramp

  • Minor exterior repairs to siding & trim

  • Replacement of steps/handrails for safety

  • Minor repairs to single story roof & soffit/fascia

  • Minor electrical and plumbing repairs

  • Energy efficiency projects/insulation

 

PROJECTS THAT DO NOT QUALIFY INCLUDE:

  • Aesthetic (non-critical) home improvements

  • Manufactured or mobile homes

  • Beautification projects

  • Landscaping

  • Detached garages

  • Total roof replacements, or repairs to second story roofs or steep pitched roofs

  • Any project deemed outside scope of work

 

PROJECT COST MAY NOT EXCEED $5000.

Qualified homeowners are eligible for a no-interest loan from Habitat for the cost of the project, which may not exceed $5,000.


If you are unsure if your project qualifies, please call our office at (608) 448-2888.

AM I ELIGIBLE?
Habitat's repair program partners with low-income, senior, veteran and disabled homeowners based on need and scope of the work.

 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

  • Applicant must currently own and occupy the home that needs work for at least two (2) years.

  • Home served must be in our service area and be covered by current homeowner's insurance.

  • Applicant must earn between 35% and 80% of the county median income for family size (see chart below).

  • Applicant must be unable to afford the necessary home repairs and unable to complete them due to age, disability or circumstance.

  • The homeowner must be willing to partner with Habitat for Humanity by participating in the project as they are able.

NOTE: Income limits below are related to gross (before tax) income using any source of steady income including wages, SSI, Social Security, child support, etc.