Our repair program helps families in Lancaster and Lebanon to repair and maintain their homes.
OUR REPAIR PROGRAM
Lancaster Lebanon Habitat makes affordable repairs to owner-occupied homes so that families can maintain a decent, safe place to live. We offer three types of non-emergency services: A Brush with Kindness; Critical Repair; and Weatherization.
Please note: Repairs are only being offered in the City of Lancaster’s Southwest neighborhood at this time.
Families are eligible to one application per year, and only small, non-emergency repairs to owner-occupied homes will be considered. We are unable to complete home repairs on mobile homes.
Applicants for the repair program must fall within our income guidelines (see chart here). In addition, applicants must have reasonable credit histories, a manageable level of debt and be willing and able to contribute “sweat equity,” which is determined by the scope of the repair project. If the homeowner is not able to assist for health reasons, alternative sweat equity will be arranged.
Homeowners must also demonstrate financial capacity to fully or partially repay their loan, according to terms. Habitat will verify income and perform a credit check. If approved, the homeowner will be asked to sign a repayment agreement. Expenses include materials, service and labor. Volunteer labor, provided at no charge, will be used when possible.
HOW TO APPLY
Complete the inquiry form. (Si necesita una forma en español, por favor, manda un correo a AllysonW@llhfh.org). If you do not receive a response from our family services manager within one week of submitting, please call our office at 717.392.8836.
If you meet the income eligibility, you can submit an application. In conducting a credit analysis, there will be a $20 fee to reimburse Habitat for pulling a credit report. If you qualify, we will visit your current residence to assess your repair. If the repair is approved, you will sign a Home Repair Agreement to identify the scope of the partnership, the repair and repayment terms.