The Critical Home Repair program offers home repairs and improvements necessary for restoring and maintaining safe living conditions and home values. This program is applicable for seniors, those with a disability, or family circumstances who struggle to maintain the integrity of their homes. The program emphasizes support of aging people so their home can be made accessible. The initiative provides home repairs to prevent homeowners from suffering injury and falls, accidents or moving out of their home. Projects include interior or exterior work performed to alleviate critical health, life and safety issues or code violations, including a change to or repair of materials or components; a reconfiguration of space; a modification for accessibility and interior modifications; installation or extension of plumbing, mechanical or electrical systems on an existing structure. Volunteer teams, along with subcontractors, work under the direction of Habitat staff to complete the repairs.
Once a homeowner’s eligibility is determined and their application is accepted, Habitat for Humanity of McHenry County’s Critical Home Repairprogram provides caring volunteer groups who come alongside and assist homeowners in making essential repairs to their home to keep it safe and livable.
* Family income must be between 30% and 80% of the McHenry County’ Area Median Income.
2018 Income Guidelines (Source: HUD)
*For application information, please contact Habitat for Humanity of McHenry at (815) 759-9002.
*These criteria may be subject to change