Repairs

Sussex County Habitat for Humanity offers a Home Repair Program that performs repair services both major and minor to help low-income homeowners impacted by age, disability and family circumstances reclaim their homes with pride and dignity. Volunteer teams work to improve the condition of homes by painting, landscaping, and performing minor repairs at minimal costs to homeowners who would otherwise be unable to complete home repairs on their own.  In addition, SCHFH now offers home repair and renovation services on a larger scale that aim to alleviate critical health, life and safely issues.  Able-bodied homeowners are asked to work alongside the volunteers in a cooperative effort.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What Work Do We Do?

Our Repair Programs focus on a variety of tasks that focus on keeping the homeowner safe in their own home.   Volunteer labor is offered at no cost to homeowners when possible. Materials and services are paid for by the homeowner through a not-for-profit loan agreement. The scope of work is defined by SCHFH and agreed on by both parties before the work begins. 

"SCHFHs work on floors, decks, ramps, painting, landscaping, small repairs, and more! Our goal is to keep you in your home."

 

  

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

Qualifications for Home Repairs

Do I Qualify?

  •  Currently, the Home Repairs are focused in Laurel and Seaford
  •  Applicant must own and occupy the home they’re requesting work performed on  
  •  Household income must be at or below current AMI (pictured below)
  •  Must display the ability to repay a short-term, not-for-profit loan for material/service costs.
  •  Must be able to display a willingness to partner with Habitat
  •  Property taxes are paid

Home may not be a rental or income-producing property.
 

Income Requirements - HUD FY2016 - FY2017

Family Size

Income Not More Than

One

$2,165 Monthly

Two

$2,165 Monthly

Three

$2,165 Monthly

Four

$2,165 Monthly

Five

$2,165 Monthly

Six

$2,165 Monthly

Seven

$2,165 Monthly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to Apply for Home Repairs

Applying for the Home Repair Program

1.  Download and complete the application packet at this link. Para una aplicación en español, clic aquí

Include the following required  supporting documentation:
   •  Copy of the deed or title to the home (proof of ownership)
   •  Proof of income for all eligible sources (pay stubs need to be for eight consecutive weeks and reflect YTD income from all wage earners living in residence.)

2. Return the packet and documents by mail to:

Sussex County Habitat for Humanity
PO Box 759
Georgetown, DE 19947
ATTN: Home Repair Program

You can also get more information or request an application by calling the Habitat office in Georgetown at (302) 855-1153 or by email at repairs@sussexcountyhabitat.org.
  
Please complete the application packet including: work requested, names and ages and income of all occupants of the home, list all sources of income, completely and accurately fill out the budget worksheet, and include all requested supporting documentation. Incomplete applications will not be processed and will be returned.

 

Income Limits - HUD  FY2014- FY2017

Number of Persons 

Income not LESS than 

Income not MORE than

One

$1,650  every month

$2,165 every month

Two

 $1,650  every month

$2,475 every month

Three

 $1,650  every month

$2,785 every month

Four

 $1,650  every month

$3,090 every month

Five

 $1,650  every month

$3,340 every month

Six

 $1,650  every month

 $3,585 every month

Seven

 $1,650  every month

$3,835 every month

                          

                                

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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