Helping Hands Home Repair Program

The Helping Hands home repair program partners volunteers with existing low and moderate-income homeowners to perform critical home repairs and maintenance.  Examples include: painting, siding, new windows and doors, roofing, gutter and downspouts, general carpentry, landscaping, and property clean-up.

 

Helping Hands partner families first complete an application, followed with a home visit and project assessment by Habitat volunteers.  If the requested assistance meets volunteer capabilities and homeowner repayment ability, the project is scheduled and work is scheduled. 

 

To maintain homeowner dignity and provide for future Helping Hands projects, each homeowner is asked to repay the cost of materials and subcontracted services used in completing their project through a five-year, zero-interest loan with monthly payments typically between $50 and $100. 

 

Helping Hands partner families also contribute sweat equity working alongside volunteers in completing their projects.  If this is not physically possible, family and friends can contribute on the homeowner's behalf, or creative opportunities for homeowner participation can be worked out.

 

Do you qualify?

      If you can answer yes to the following questions,

      you may qualify for a Helping Hands home repair project:

 

1.  Do you own and live in your home?

    (sorry, renters and landlords are not eligible)

2.  Is your home in need of exterior repairs and maintenance?

3.  Do you have homeowner's insurance?

4.  Are your property taxes paid up to date?

5.  Are you, your family and/or friends willing to help with your project? 

6.  Can you repay the cost of materials through a zero-interest loan with affordable payments?

7.  Does your income from all sources fall within these guidelines?

​                               Greene County                    Guthrie County                Boone County

 Family Size            Annual Income                  Annual Income           Annual Income    

        1               $13,000 - $25,980              $15,729 - $31,458           $14,574 - $29,148

        2               $14,850 - $29,700              $17,976 - $35,952          $16,656 - $33,312

        3               $16,700 - $33,420              $20,223 - $40,446          $18,738 - $37,476

        4               $18,550 - $37,080              $22,470 - $44,940         $20,820 - $41,640

        5               $20,050 - $40,080             $24,268 - $48,535          $22,486 - $44,971

        6               $21,550  - $43,020             $26,065 - $52,130          $24,151 - $48,302

         7               $23,050 - $46,020              $27,863 - $55,726          $25,817 - $51,634

        8               $24,500 - $48,960             $29,660 - $59,321          $27,482 - $54,965

 

 

If you can answer yes to each question, download an application above right:

 

 

 

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. 

Heart of Iowa Habitat for Humanity is a not-for-profit, 501(c)3 organization. 

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