HABITAT HOME REPAIR PROGRAM
Habitat offers home repair services to
veterans, low-income, and disabled homeowners
who are struggling to maintain their homes.
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.
Download an application here. See submission information at bottom of page.
Example of a Typical Repair Project
A Hand Up, Not a Hand Out
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.
Projects that Qualify:
Our program focuses on services such as:
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:
Aesthetic (non-critical) home improvements
Manufactured or mobile homes
Total roof replacements, or repairs to second story roofs or steep pitched roofs
Any project deemed outside scope of work
Projects May Not Exceed $5,000
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.
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 provide information of qualifying income to demonstrate need.
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.
Repairs for Disabled Veterans
If you or a loved one is a disabled Veteran, additional funding for repairs is available! This is thanks to HUD's Veteran's Housing Rehabilitation and Modification Pilot (VHRMP) Program.
We can conduct repairs that fall into one of the following categories:
Increase accessibility for any functional limitations.
Modifications to allow caretaker(s) to live with the veteran.
Repairs to the home if in a state of disrepair, inside or outside.
Installation of energy efficient features and equipment.
Any other modification to allow for adaptive living.
Apply using the same application below, and please include a copy of your DD-214.
These projects can go above the $5,000 maximum for our normal repairs.
Please call with any questions about qualifications! (608) 448-2888
Applications can be completed electronically, or in print.
Submit your application, and supporting documents, via
Habitat for Humanity of Wisconsin River Area
PO Box 38
Baraboo, WI 53913