Home Repair

Habitat Critical Home Repair

The Critical Home Repairs Program (CHR) is intended to expand the reach of HFHGL in the community by supporting the Habitat mission of “transforming lives and transforming communities”. HFHGL is seeking to reach out into the community and affect more families through critical home repairs.

Aging in Place.  CHR is a program designed to help low-income homeowners (veterans, elderly or disabled) struggling to maintain their homes due to age, disability or family circumstances. We partner with these families to help them reclaim their homes with pride and dignity. All the same rules apply as when we select a family for building a home – need, ability to pay and willingness to partner.

Each repair consists of an extensive interior and/or exterior project. This is intended to alleviate criticalDesmarais7 health, life and safety issues, or code violations. Scope of Work, includes but is not limited to:

  • Roof repairs and replacement
  • Structural & finishing repairs for walls, stairs, ceiling and/or floor system damage
  • Repairs required  to reinstate insurance or to satisfy code enforcement
  • Renovations & upgrades to satisfy handicap accessibility & ADA requirements.
  • Energy efficiency renovations including doors/windows & insulation
  • Electrical, Plumbing and HVAC  deemed critical not just upgrade
  • Exterior finishes including siding, trim, painting & walkways

HFHGL is committed to giving those in need a “hand up” not a “handout”.  For this reason we ask that those who are chosen to  contribute up to 25% of the overall estimated value of your CHR project.  The specific amount will be determined after the scope of work is completed.

Stoneham Bank sponsors the Critical Home Repair Repair truck

Stoneham Bank sponsors the Critical Home Repair Repair truck

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Lowell 2016 Critical Repair Income Guidelines

For the following cities and towns: Billerica, Chelmsford, Dracut, Dunstable, Lowell, Pepperell, Tewksbury, Tyngsborough and Westford

Family Size Minimum Income   (25% of AMI) Maximum Income(60% of AMI)
2 $19, 200 $46,080
3 $21,600 $51,840
4 $24,000 $57,60
5 $25,925 $62,220
6 $27,850 $66,840

For the following cities and towns:  Bedford, Burlington, Carlisle, Concord, Reading, Wakefield, and Wilmington.

Family Size Minimum Income   (25% of AMI) Maximum Income(60% of AMI)
2 $19,700 $47, 280
3 $22,175 $53,220
4 $24,625 $59,100
5 $26,600 $63,840
6 $28,500 $68,580