Habitat Critical Home Repair (CHR) provides urgent, major repairs at a discounted rate to keep homeowners safe and warm, and from being displaced from their homes. San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity transforms lives and communities by bringing people together to build, renovate, and repair affordable homes for families in need. Homeowners agree to a zero percent interest, zero down payment, zero monthly payment loan for the total project costs of the repairs provided.
The Wharton Repair Program utilizes funds from the Borough’s Affordable Housing Trust Fund, volunteers and donations for home repairs, helping to lower the costs of needed repairs while assisting lower income homeowners and residents to continue to live independently and securely in their homes and community.
Either a parent or the merit badge counselor may supervise the Scout’s work on any Home Repairs requirements. Volunteer teams work under the direction of Habitat staff and volunteer supervisors to complete the repairs. All non-energy-related repairs approved since 12/1/1991 count toward this maximum.
This allows the buyer to make needed repairs right away, without having to take out another loan at a higher rate and with a shorter repayment period. Roof repair, accessibility ramp construction, structural floor repair and weatherization are common projects.
R&R loans can also be used to remove or fix code violations, hook up to municipal water and sewer systems, and improve or install code-compliant septic or well systems. For additional information on the Emergency Home Repair program, please contact the Austin Area Urban League at (512) 478-7176.