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Critical Repair Program

At Habitat for Humanity, we believe everyone deserves a safe, decent, and affordable place to live. In addition to building and selling new and rehabbed homes, we also complete critical home repairs for homeowners in Greater Cincinnati.

If you own your home in our service area and are in need of repairs or accessibility modifications, you may qualify! 

Program Overview

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati has two different repairs programs designed to help preserve homeownership, the Veteran Repair and Aging in Place.

Veteran Repair 

The Veteran Repair Program helps veterans and surviving spouses thrive by creating healthier, safer home environments by completing needed critical repairs and home improvements. This program assists military connected individuals of any age across the tri-state region.

Aging in Place 

The Aging in Place Program is dedicated to assisting older homeowners make their home a safe and comfortable place to live. The program serves homeowners aged 60 and older and focuses on accessibility improvements, mobility modifications, and critical home repairs. This program helps older adults age at home and in communities of their choice.

Program Details

Cost

There is no out-of-pocket cost for repairs. However, we do ask that each homeowner participating in the Critical Repair programs consider making donations, now and in the future, to help pay it forward and serve additional homeowners in need of critical repairs in Greater Cincinnati.

Types of Repairs

  • Converting tubs into accessible showers

  • Water heater replacements

  • HVAC repairs

  • Roof repairs or replacements

  • Ramps

  • Plumbing repairs

  • Window replacements

  • Accessibility modifications like grab bars or widened doorways.

  • Alleviation of code violations

  • Sidewalk issues

Repairs that are not a part of the program:

  • Interior painting or cosmetic repairs

  • Full renovations

  • Mold or lead remediation

  • Emergency repairs needing immediate attention

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Qualifications

  • Applicant must reside within the following counties: Hamilton, Warren, Butler and Clermont counties in Ohio, Dearborn or Ohio counties in Indiana, Boone, Kenton, and Campbell counties in Kentucky. 

  • Home must be a single-family house or condominium unit (not a mobile home) that is owner occupied, not rented, and in livable condition or will be upon repair. 

  • Applicant must be current on all property taxes, mortgage(s) and have homeowner’s insurance.

  • Applicant must be one of the following:

    • Aged 60 or older​

    • OR be a part of a military-connected household (someone residing in the home has served or is currently serving in the military or is the surviving spouse of a veteran who has served in the United States military and received an honorable or general discharge).

  • Household income must fall within the income guidelines (see below) and each member of household, over age 18, must provide income and asset documentation.

Income Guidelines for Repair Programs

Step 3 (Vet)
Family Size
Maximum Monthly Gross Income
1
$4,892
2
$5,592
3
$6,292
4
$6,987
5
$7,550
6
$8,108
7
$8,667
8
$9,225
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Next Steps

1. Check that you meet the program requirements

3. Gather Required Materials

Materials Needed

4. Submit Completed Application

For your application to be considered, please submit all paperwork by mail with your signed and completed application, along with supporting documentation listed below, to:

 

Habitat for Humanity Greater Cincinnati

4910 Para Drive

Cincinnati, OH 45237

Attention: Veteran Repair Program

Contact Us

Contact Us

For questions of concerns, please call us at 513-621-4147 and select option 8.

You can also email us at repair@habitatcincinnati.org

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