Habitat’s Home Repair Program works with homeowners who need assistance with critical repairs that will alleviate health and safety issues. We currently serve several areas of King County: SE Seattle, White Center, SE Renton, and Federal Way. Check the maps below to see if you are in these service areas and complete and submit the intake form if you are interested in applying.
Eligible projects may include:
- Siding repair
- Steps, Ramps, Porches, Decks and Retaining Walls
- Walkways and Driveways
- Brush and Junk Removal
- Exterior Painting
- Windows and Exterior Doors
- Interior Work (on a case by case basis)
Qualifications and Requirements:
-Applicants must own and occupy the home for a minimum of one year, and must provide proof of income for all household members.
-Household income must not exceed 80% AMI (see chart below).
-All applications are sent to underwriting, which will determine applicant eligibility.
-Applicants must agree to a 0% interest deferred loan that will be secured with a recorded deed of trust.
-Homeowner must have proof of current homeowner’s insurance
-Homeowner or a representative shall agree to partner with Habitat by contributing a minimum of 8 volunteer hours and attending a 2-hour home maintenance class.
-Homeowners with reverse mortgages or homeowners of manufactured homes may be eligible for a grant in lieu of a deferred loan. A $100 program fee may apply.
How to Apply
Step 1 – Intake Form: The first step is to fill out an intake form. An applicant can do this here on our website. If an applicant doesn’t have internet access, they can call our office at 206.855.5214 and we can do their intake over the phone.
Step 2 – Full Application: Once we process their intake, we will determine if the applicant meets our basic requirements. If the applicant is a good fit for our program, we will notify them and send them a full application. Once they turn in a completed application, and we approve it, we will contact them and set up a time for the site visit.
Step 3 – Site Visit: Someone from our repair team will visit the applicant’s home to determine what kind of repairs need to be made, and if they fall under our scope of work.
Step 4 – Review: During this phase, Habitat creates a plan for repairing the home, determines a scope of work and project cost. Schedule is based upon funding, weather, and urgency.
Step 5 – Repair: Habitat works to repair the home using Habitat staff, AmeriCorps, and possibly contractors and community volunteers.
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Repair Program Areas
Before you apply for our Home Repair program, please take a look at some of the frequently asked questions regarding our home repair work. If your question isn’t answered here, please call us at (206) 855-5214. Learn more>>