Through our home rehab program, NeighborWorks of Western Vermont offers loans to eligible homeowners who need to make health and safety home repairs. Volunteer teams work under the direction of Habitat staff and volunteer supervisors to complete the repairs. Reach out to your local social services agency or non-profits organizations, which may have funds available through grants. Homeowners must meet the following basic program criteria to be eligible for the Habitat LA Home Repair Program.
Information on additional home repair assistance programs is provided in the links to the right. Once the application is received and reviewed, the Home Repair Program Coordinator or Habitat volunteer supervisor will inspect the home to assess the project requirements, materials and cost, which are added to the application within 24 hours.
Through the Neighborhood Revitalization program, individual homeowners could also qualify for reduced-cost repair products, such as painting porches, installing ramps or fixing, repairing or painting siding. The first option is a deferred 0%-interest home repair loan that is secured by the property.
Homeowners prioritize their home repair spending so that the work that they get done is what their home really needs. The purchase price plus the cost of the repairs (referred to as the total acquisition cost) cannot exceed PHFA’s applicable purchase price limit.
For more information about our Home Repair Program, please contact us at (310) 323-4663 ext. All repayment funds are recycled and used to assist future low-income homeowners in need of repairs. We work to help Vermonters become educated about finances and home ownership, find homes to purchase, get the loans they need to buy homes, and renovate their existing homes to make them more livable and cost-efficient.