• 14325 Jane Ave, Detroit, MI 48205 | (313) 521-6691

Critical Home Repair

Are you a homeowner and need help with repairs? Our Critical Home Repair Program can help!

Designed to address the most pressing health and safety concerns to ensure everyone has a safe place to call home.

Critical Home Repair Overview

  • Income limits apply
  • Must be owner-occupied
  • Must have homeowners insurance policy
  • Property taxes must be current or in a payment plan
  • New roofs, gutters, and siding
  • HVAC (heater, air conditioner, water heater)
  • Replacement of windows and exterior doors
  • Accessibility modifications (porch repair, ramp installation, etc.)

Accepting applications April 12 through May 12, 2021.

Questions?

Please visit our FAQ Section (below) to learn more about program eligibility, the application process, and the eligible home repairs, or call us at (313)-521-6691

Fair Housing is Your Right

Habitat for Humanity of Detroit believes that everyone has the right to fair housing.

Program Eligibility

  • The CHR program is in high demand and we are currently processing a group of applications. When those clients have been served we will re-open the application process. Please check back in 30 days. You can also follow us on social media for updates.

  • Yes, you must own your home AND live in the home.

  • Income requirements are based on the Area Median Income (AMI) for Wayne County. Eligibility requires that household income falls below 80% of the AMI. Income guidelines can be found here.

  • The CHR program prioritizes health and safety repairs that are eligible for grant funding. Many homes have more repairs than we can address with this program alone. There are other agencies in the community that offer home repair services. Click here to visit our resources page for more information about additional services.

Application Process

  • Once you have submitted the online application you will hear from a member of our team regarding your next steps with in a few days. If you are not contacted you can reach out to us at intake@habitatdetroit.org or call (313)-521-6691 to speak with a staff member.

  • If you are unable to complete the online application on your own a member of our team will be happy to assist you. Please call (313)-521-6691 to schedule an appointment to complete the application.

  • Applicants are more than welcome to re-apply if they previously were not eligible for the program and feel they would now be able to qualify! Please start with the initial step on completing the online intake form so we have your most up-to-date information for processing.

Home Repair Process

  • We do our best to complete repairs as quickly as possible. Many repairs require professional contractors and trades so timing will also depend on their availability.

  • The CHR program is designed to help low-income homeowners that are unable to pay for the repairs on their own or have the funds to repay a loan. We work with multiple grant sources to cover as much of the project costs as possible.

  • Sweat equity is hands-on time that homeowners put in to contribute to the project and overall program. Sweat equity builds a homeowners community through partnership with the Habitat team and volunteers, as well as a sense of pride and the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills surrounding home maintenance. Accommodations are available for those that may be unable to physically participate.

    The total of sweat equity hours required will be determined based on the specific project. Sweat equity hours are required by each household that will receive home repairs, and unwillingness to participate is means for disqualification from the program.

Equal Housing Opportunity Statement:
We are pledged to the letter and spirit of the U.S. policy for the achievement of equal housing opportunity throughout the nation.  We encourage and support an affirmative advertising and marketing program in which there are no barriers to obtaining housing because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin.

Equal Housing Opportunity Statement:
We are pledged to the letter and spirit of the U.S. policy for the achievement of equal housing opportunity throughout the nation.  We encourage and support an affirmative advertising and marketing program in which there are no barriers to obtaining housing because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin.

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