Over one in eight Philadelphia householders can’t afford to make vital repairs to their properties. But for the price of building or rehabbing one residence (~$140k), Habitat can make important repairs to protect 14 families in their present properties through our Home Repair Program.
Repairs to a replica merchandise when one is working may not be eligible except to forestall further deterioration. Example: in a house with two bogs the place one has a working toilet and the other has a leaking bathroom; if the leak may be stopped by closing the water cutoff to the toilet, no repair is allowed since a working toilet is offered.
Community Development Division workers will confirm all the applying info and environmental restrictions and laws. Application and restore request will likely be submitted for evaluate to the Community Development Administrator. If any data is found to be deliberately falsified, the appliance will likely be rejected and the applicant won’t be allowed to reapply to this program.
Home Repair Assure additionally provides you unlimited access to answers about restore issues in your house. For repairs not covered under this endorsement, our residence repair referral program can assist you find native trade professionals. For data on receiving repairs by our Home Repair Program, contact Jayee Borkay, Family Services Intake Coordinator, at jayeeb@ or (215) 765-6000 ext. 18.
Habitat Philadelphia’s Home Repair Program builds on Habitat’s traditional homeownership model utilizing reasonably priced payment options, sweat equity, and volunteer labor to serve present low-earnings owners who’re struggling to keep up their houses, make obligatory essential repairs, or pay their utility bills. Currently, the need for affordable home repair and weatherization tremendously outweighs the capability of packages and assets offering these companies. The Home Repair Program is Habitat Philadelphia’s strategic response to this overwhelming need.