In addition to our new homebuilding projects, Mitchell Regional Habitat for Humanity also helps qualifying homeowners with exterior home repairs (painting, siding, weatherization, and other similar projects) through its home repairprogram.
How does the program work?
Habitat selects partner families based on income, need and willingness to partner.
Mitchell Regional Habitat makes no profit from these repairs. We use volunteer labor and donated materials whenever possible to keep homeowner costs low.
A no-interest loan is made to the homeowner to cover a portion of the cost of project materials. Payments are placed in a revolving fund to help Habitat serve others in need.
This program would not be possible without the generosity of Valspar, the cofounder and underwriter of the home repair program.
Families must be within our region's median income limits.
All able-bodied homeowners and residents of the home are required to work alongside volunteers.
Homeowners are expected to be cooperative partners with staff and volunteers.
Repairs needed must match the scope of the work Habitat does.
WHAT THE HABITAT HOME REPAIR PROGRAM DOES
Fixing broken windows and doors
Replacing loose siding, rotting soffits, broken fascia
Removing overgrown landscaping
Safety and home accessibility upgrades like outdoor handrails and wheelchair ramps
Home repair projects are considered on a case-by-case basis and are performed in spring, summer, and fall as long as volunteers are available to work.
TO APPLY - Print the form below and mail it to PO Box 1331, Mitchell, SD 57301. FOR MORE INFORMATION - Call our office at (605) 996-9068 and leave a message.