Repairs Program

Durham Habitat's repairs program is intended to help Durham homeowners with limited income 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. The program is primarily funded through grants so it costs those receiving help nothing to participate! Last year Durham Habitat helped repair about 65 houses and is looking to repair about 80 in 2019! Home repairs include, but are not limited to: 

  • replacing floors
  • putting ramps on decks
  • replacing toilets and sinks
  • replacing roofs

The Repairs team needs small amounts of skilled volunteers to help them on-site. The team works with families already living in their home so there is much less space than our new construction builds. In addition to construction, the work  includes a good amount of demolition as well. The work is varied but could include, repairing roofs, walls, and bathrooms, including being up on ladders or under the homes in crawl spaces


Click here to see our blog of recent repair projects

Habitat Success Stories

Lucy has led construction volunteers in more than five Women Builds. A civil engineer, Lucy has volunteered to teach hundreds of neighbors who have no construction experience how to build beautiful homes, and she can teach you as well.