Home Repair Program
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Garland’s Home Repair Program works to alleviate substandard living conditions and to preserve the existing affordable housing stock through critical home repairs. The repairs are considered critical when they improve the health, safety, and/or accessibility of residents and their homes. This program serves low income families (below 80% of the Dallas County Area Median Family Income), people with disabilities, seniors and veterans. Habitat will provide the necessary funds and effectively manage the project for eligible homeowners. A few of the programs we currently provide are listed below.
City of Rowlett Owner Occupied Housing Rehabilitation Program
The City of Rowlett will provide financial and technical assistance for low to moderate income residents to enable decent, safe and sanitary housing. The program provides financial assistance in the form of a five (5) year forgivable loan. The project will be managed through Habitat for Humanity of Greater Garland. It should be noted that this is not a home renovation program. Repairs that are considered solely aesthetic in nature will not be considered eligible.
Program funds will cover the following:
|Deteriorated Siding||Fencing||Stove / Refrigerator||Roofing Repair / Replacement|
|Broken Windows||Insulation||Sewer System Repairs||Unsafe Electrical and Lighting|
|Minor Structural Repairs||Exterior / Interior Paint||Accessibility Modifications||Furnace / Heating Systems|
|Faulty Plumbing||Flooring||Fire Prevention and Safety||Water Heater Repair / Replacement|
Amy Young Barrier Removal
The Amy Young Barrier Removal Program provides one-time grants of up to $22,500 to People with Disabilities. In a Household’s construction contract, a minimum of 75% of the Program funds must represent accessibility modifications; and, no more than 25% of the Program funds may go towards eliminating life-threatening hazards and correcting unsafe conditions. Accessibility modifications will involve the removal of physical barriers in the home or the addition of features that are necessary, based on the nature of the disability, and will allow the Person with Disability to enjoy the full use of their home.
Accessibility modifications may include, but are not limited to the following:
Life-threatening hazards and unsafe conditions include, but are not limited to:
Other Home Repair Programs
We actively seek new funding opportunities to better serve our communities. If you are in need of home repairs or accessibility modifications, please contact us so we can place you on our home repair waiting list as we search for grants and funding that may allow us to serve you. Currently we are applying for grants that would allow us to complete home repairs for Veterans. Our affiliate strongly believes that we should protect the homes of those who have kept our nation safe.
We have recently been qualified to administer the following home repair grants:
- Special Needs Assistance Program (SNAP) from Federal Home Loan Bank – Home Repairs and Accessibility Modifications for people over the age of 55 or people with disabilities.
- Housing Assistance for Veterans (HAVEN) from Federal Home Loan Bank – Funds assist with necessary modifications to homes of U.S. veterans and active-duty, reserve or national guard service members who became disabled by as a result of their military service since September 11, 2001. Funds can also be awarded to Gold Star Families.
- Owens Corning Veteran Roof Replacements – Funds roof replacements for U.S. Veterans
We are currently applying to be qualified to administer the following additional home repair programs:
- Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Housing 4 Texas Heros – Assists Texas Veterans and their families in maintaining or improving housing.
- Veterans Housing Rehabilitation and Modification Program (VHRMP) – Assists in rehabilitating and modifying the primary residence of veterans who are low-income and living with disabilities.
- VA Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) – Housing repair grants for veterans with certain service-connected disabilities.
- Texas Bootstrap Loans – Provides zero interest loan for home repairs. Loan use is intended for low-moderate income families with children in the home.
Our Construction Partners
We could not complete these repairs without the help of our honest, reliable, and generous contractors. The companies below have donated a generous portion of their fee so we can complete more home repairs in our community. We would strongly recommend these contractors and can provide a reference for their quality work.
Contact Our Repair Program Manager
If you have questions regarding the program please contact our Critical Repair Construction Manager, Peter Oliveira.
Phone: (972)-414-6894 x.104.