Critical Home Repair & Home Preservation

Are you interested in repairing critical needs in your home, but don’t know where to start? Each year, Saginaw-Shiawassee Habitat for Humanity applies for grant funds to support critical home repair requests and  home preservation requests for homeowners, as well as separate grants for military veteran homeowners. Wondering what is the right program for you? Please do not hesitate to reach out to our office at 989-753-5200 x 210. See our available grants here.

Critical Home Repair

Each year, Saginaw-Shiawassee Habitat for Humanity applies for grant funds to support critical home repair requests for homeowners. The Critical Home Repair program helps families apply for various grants typically ranging from $5,000 to $12,500.00 for eligible repairs. Eligible repairs include: roof, windows, gutters, doors, siding, furnace, water heater, insulation, handicap modifications, plumbing, electrical etc. Veteran homes may be eligble for a combination of grants ranging from $5,000-27,500.

Our 2017 “focus” neighborhoods are: St. Stephens/Southwest, Thomas Township, Freeland and Shiawassee County.

Click the links below for a letter from our staff describing this process, and for the current application.

Critical Home Repair Letter

CHR Application 2017

Veteran Repair

Anyone who has served in a branch of the military (Army, Navy, Marine, Air Force or Coast Guard) that has a Honorable or General discharge and whose income is below the income limit of 80% of the Area Median Income may qualify for grants specifically for veterans. It is not necessary that the veteran is listed on the title of the home.

Veteran Repair Application

Home Preservation

We also help homeowners in “focus” community neighborhoods that need such as scraping, painting, deck repair and staining, minor repairs and/or landscaping. Please refer to the above “CHR Application” as well for this.