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Helping Hands Home Repair

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.

 

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.

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 If you can answer yes to the following questions, you may qualify to become a Habitat partner family:

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

 

*** For 2020, repairs will only be in Greene and Guthrie Counties

Regional Office        Administrative Office

720 Story Street       114 S. Chestnut

Boone, IA 50036       Jefferson, IA 50129

515-432-1168           515-386-3093

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