Heart of Iowa Habitat for Humanity offers two types of assistance:
Habitat for Humanity offers the opportunity for qualified low-income families to thrive in an efficient, safe and affordable home. This helps build a healthy and stable family environment both today and far into the future.
Partner families are offered a hand up, not a hand-out, which means each family must invest a minimum of 300 hours working side by side with volunteers in building their home. When completed, each family buys their home for the cost of building materials and subcontracted services used, with no cost for volunteer labor and no profit added. This is accomplished through a zero-interest, long term mortgage with payments typically around $450 per month.
To learn more about owning a home through Habitat for Humanity, click here:
The Helping Hands home repair program partners volunteers with existing low-income homeowners to perform critical external home repairs and maintenance. Examples include: painting, siding, new windows and doors, roofing, gutter and downspouts, general carpentry, insulation, landscaping, and property clean-up.
Partner families, their family and friends will work side by side with volunteers in repairing their home. When completed, each family pays for the cost of materials and subcontracted services, with no cost for volunteer labor and no profit added. This is accomplished through a zero-interest loan with payments of typically $50 to $100 per month.
To learn more about repairing your home with Helping Hands, click here: