Habitat for Humanity provides a range of repair services that may be appropriate for those holding title to owner-occupied homes in Greene County. Each program has a specific set of eligibility requirements as described below.
A Brush with Kindness: Provides volunteers overseen by our construction staff to do exterior work including painting, minor repairs, debris removal, and landscaping.
Critical Home Repair: Provides skilled volunteers and professionals overseen by our construction staff to do extensive interior and exterior work. This work can include soffit and fascia repair/replacement, siding repair/replacement, window replacement, floor and wall repair/replacement, and other similar work.
Creating Healthy Homes: A loan program funded by the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines, and administered through its local member, Guaranty Bank, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Springfield, MO. Repair work for these projects is completed by professional contractors and includes roof repair or replacement, mechanical system repair or replacement, repair or replacement of windows, doors, or siding, repair or upgrade of plumbing or electrical systems, and repairs to foundations, sewers and septic systems. We have been awarded a two-year grant that started in the spring of 2019, and another that will start when we complete that grant.
Criteria for Selection:
Home must be owner-occupied and titled in the owner’s name. Homeowners must be current on mortgage payments and property taxes, and the home must be insured or able to be insured after the work is complete. Unfortunately, we are not able to work on mobile homes, or homes under contract for deed or rent to own.
The home must be located in Greene County, Missouri.
Ability to Pay
Homeowners seeking a 0%-interest loan must demonstrate their ability to repay the loan through satisfactory credit and a stable income.
Willingness to Partner
When selected, you become a partner with Habitat for Humanity. Homeowners may be required to participate in the repair of their home by completing up to 12 hours of sweat equity, depending on the size and type of the project. We ask that homeowners work alongside our volunteers if they are physically able. If not, participants will have other sweat equity options.
The home must be in need of repair. You and your family will be considered if your household gross income is less than the 2020 guidelines below by household size:
Apply for Habitat’s home preservation and repair programs:
To apply please download the information and application below. For questions, please contact Nancy Williams, Partner Services Director, at 417-829-4001 x 105.