Sussex County Habitat for Humanity offers a Home Repair Program that performs repair services 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 keep the homeowner safe in their own home.   When possible, volunteer labor is offered at no cost to homeowners. 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. 

Sussex County Habitat works on floors, decks, ramps, painting, landscaping, repairs, and more! Our goal is to keep you in your home.







Qualifications for Home Repairs

Do I Qualify?

  •  Currently, our Home Repairs are focused in Laurel and Seaford.
  •  Applicant must own and occupy the home for which repairs are requested.  
  •  Household income must be at or below current area median income (AMI). See below.
  •  Must demonstrate the ability to repay a short-term, not-for-profit loan covering material/service costs.
  •  Must demonstrate a willingness to partner with Habitat.
  •  Property taxes are paid.

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

2019 HUD Monthly Income Guidelines

 Income Not Less
Than (≥ 30% AMI)
 Income No More
Than (≤ 60% AMI)
1 $1,263 $2,525
2 $1,443 $2,885
3 $1,456 $3,245
4 $1,803 $3,605
5 $1,948 $3,895
6 $2,093 $4,185
7 $2,238 $4,475
8 $2,380 $4,760










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

For additional information or to request an application, call the Habitat office in Georgetown at (302) 855-1153 x 217 or by email at
Please complete the application packet including: work requested, names, 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.

















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