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.
  • Meet the income requirements based on the number of residents in your home. See the chart in Habitat’s Home Repair brochure below.
  • Provide a completed application packet. Your application will not be processed until ALL documents are provided. 

Examples of home repairs:

  • Plumbing
  • Roofing
  • Painting
  • Ramps and railings - call the office to apply, 919-682-0516
  • Drainage and grading
  • Heating and/or air conditioning
  • Framing and exterior trim
  • Electrical
  • Flooring
  • Porches
  • Gutters and downspouts

How to apply:

Complete the application. Download and print an application here. To request that an application be mailed to you, please contact our office 919-682-0516 or repairs@durhamhabitat.org.

Provide the following with your application:

  • Verification of all sources of income (i.e. pay stubs, Social Security benefit letter, SSI letter, retirement benefit letter, etc.).
  • A copy of your mortgage statement (if applicable).
  • Two recent bank statements for all members of the household 18 years or older. 
  • A copy of a photo ID for applicant and all household members 18 yers or older.
  • A copy of your deed to show that own the property.

Mail or hand deliver all documents to Habitat for Humanity of Durham at 215 N. Church St. Durham, NC 27701 (Hand deliveris accepted Tuesday-Thursday 9:00am - 4:30pm), or email all documents to repairs@durhamhabitat.org. Incomplete applications will not be processed. You will be notified via email that your application is incomplete.

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.

Those in need of immediate repairs may qualify for the Urgent Repair Program from the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency. Applications for this program will be accepted from October 1, 2020 to Decemeber 18, 2020. For more information 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

Pearlie's home was so damaged that neighbors thought it was abandoned. Habitat partnered with the City of Durham to replace Pearlie's roof, a damaged wall, and exterior siding. Pearlie said, "It lifts my spirits. Habitat volunteers are beautiful people."

Pearlie