Habitat & City of Madison team up to help homeowners tackle critical home repair projects

Habitat for Humanity of Dane County and the City of Madison are joining forces to offer city residents help with home repair projects.
The partnership, aimed at assisting low- to moderate- income homeowners with both funding and labor, will repair and rehabilitate existing homes to help Madison residents keep their homes safe and well-maintained for years to come.
From painting and roof repair to building wheelchair ramps and plumbing, the Habitat Home Repair Program works with families based on income, need, and a willingness to help with the work.
Habitat’s professional construction staff will work alongside volunteers and contractors to complete the needed work. The City of Madison will provide up to $5,000 in funding and Habitat will work to keep project costs manageable for tight budgets and provide affordable loans for funding needed above and beyond the city’s funding.
Potential projects include siding, porches, windows, doors, flooring, stairs and railings, painting, landscaping, roofing, accessibility modifications, plumbing, electrical, and HVAC.
Homeowners must meet income and credit qualifications including demonstrated need, willingness to partner, and ability to repay a low- to no-interest loan. The property must be owned and occupied by the applicants and the annual household income must be less than 80% of the county median income.
To apply, visit habitatdane.org/repairs or contact 608.255.1549 or homerepair@habitatdane.org.
Volunteers to work on the projects are also much-needed and appreciated. Please visit habitatdane.org/volunteer for current volunteer opportunities on Habitat build sites, at home repair project sites, and in Habitat ReStore’s two Madison locations.
Learn more in the Wisconsin State Journal or watch on NBC 15!