Repairs

Repairs1Durham Habitat's repairs program is intended to help low-income Durham homeowners correct substandard housing conditions, which pose an imminent threat to life, safety, or accessibility. The program is not designed to meet emergency needs as it may take up to eight months for scheduling and repairs. The goals of the program are to protect Durham's current affordable housing stock and allow Durham residents to age in place with dignity. 

In order to qualify you must:

  • Be the owner and occupant of a home within Durham County.
  • Have a repair that will address a health, safety, or accessibility need.
  • Be willing to pay for a portion of the cost of your repair.
  • Meet the income requirements based on the number of residents in your home. See the chart in Habitat’s Home Repair brochure.

Examples of home repairs:

  • Plumbing
  • Roofing
  • Painting
  • Ramps and railings
  • Drainage and grading
  • Heating and/or air conditioning
  • Framing and exterior trim
  • Electrical
  • Flooring
  • Porches
  • Gutters and downspouts

How to apply:

  1. Complete the application. To download and print the application, click here. To request that an application be mailed to you, please contact Kate at repairs@durhamhabitat.org or 919-682-0516 x117.
  2. Provide verification of all sources of income.
  3. Provide your most recent bank statement.
  4. Hand deliver or mail all documents to Habitat for Humanity of Durham at 215 N. Church St. Durham, NC 27701 or email all documents to repairs@durhamhabitat.org.

Due to the high demand for repairs and the time that it takes to process each request, there is no deadline to apply; applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Therefore it is important that you read through the application instructions carefully to ensure that the application is completed in its entirety as well as including the required documentation to process the application.

If you have any questions regarding home repairs, please call 919-682-0516 x117 or email repairs@durhamhabitat.org.

To view our printable Home Repair brochure, click here

To view our printable Home Repair application, click here.

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Habitat Success Stories

Barbara is an elderly neighbor who suffers from COPD. Durham Habitat partnered with the Fuqua School of Business to replace Barbara’s roof and HVAC system. Barbara said,"I thank God that Habitat was able to fix my home because I was unable to do it for myself."

Barbara