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Habitat Home Repair

Habitat for Humanity of Chester County has expanded its mission to include a Home Repair program designed to help our partners address critical health and safety issues in their homes, accessibility issues for seniors and people with disabilities, and housing code violations. Providing home repairs help to alleviate substandard living conditions and preserve existing affordable housing stock throughout Chester County. The repairs are considered critical when they improve the health, safety, accessibility, and/or energy efficiency of residents and their homes.

While our program is open to all households that meet our eligibility guidelines, our program typically serves seniors, low-income families, and people with disabilities who have limited resources to complete the repairs themselves. We are able to perform repair work on owner-occupied homes, including manufactured homes on a permanent foundation where the homeowner owns both the home and the land the house resides on.

HFHCC provides a holistic, whole-house approach to repairs and prioritizes them based on the highest impact for our partners. This program is not meant for cosmetic changes – it is meant to improve the safety, accessibility, and health of you and your home.

This program is absolutely wonderful! Receiving help with repairs to my house means everything. It’ll be so nice to live normal again and not worry if my ceiling is going to collapse. It’s amazing that great people still exist in this world. Thank you so much for helping! With being on a fixed income, it’s very difficult to live yet alone trying to find extra finances to repair the house. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

- Tammy, Phoenixville Resident

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Repair examples include:
  • Installing smoke & carbon monoxide detectors

  • Roof repair/replacement

  • Electrical repair & upgrades

  • Plumbing

  • Exterior siding

  • Bathroom & accessibility modifications, such as installing grab bars & ramps, shower conversions, widening doorways

  • Drywall & flooring repair

  • Replacing windows to meet fire safety code

  • Heating & cooling

  • Carpentry relating to the structural integrity

  • Diminishing common causes of respiratory illness including cockroach infestations, dust mites in old carpeting, mold, & improperly vented fuel-burning appliances

To qualify for our program, you must meet the following criteria:
  • You own and occupy the home being repaired.

  • Your home is located in our service area.

  • Your home is more than 10 years old.

  • You are current on your mortgage payments, and not in danger of foreclosure or condemnation.

  • You are current on your property taxes (includes payment plans) or have a deferral.

  • You have, or are willing to secure, homeowner’s insurance. *May be waived for households under 30% Median Family Income.

  • You meet the income guidelines (80% Area Median Income or below) based on the number of residents in the home. *Income is collected for all residents 18 years & older.

  • You, or a representative, are willing to attend a mandatory orientation session. *Reasonable accommodations will be made for those physically unable to attend.

  • Your home is at or below 2,000 square feet

  • Your home value is at or below $300,000

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Interest Form

Complete the interest form below to get started!

Do you own and occupy the home you're looking to repair?
Is the home in Chester County?
Is the home more than 10 years old?
Are you current on your mortgage payments, and not in danger of foreclosure or condemnation?
Are you current on your property tax?
Do you have homeowner's insurance?

Thanks for submitting!

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Application
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Questions?

Contact Brooke Seeger
Community Program Director
brooke@hfhcc.org
610-384-7993, 115

We are pledged to the letter and spirit of U.S. policy for the achievement of equal housing opportunity throughout the nation. We encourage and support an affirmative advertising and marketing program in which there are no barriers to obtaining housing because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin.

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