Home Preservation & Repair – Qualify & Apply
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 including 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. The loan is secured by a deed restriction. We completed the two-year grant we were awarded in 2015, grant, but we hope to receive another grant starting in early 2019.
Criteria for Selection:
Home must be owner-occupied and the primary residence of the owner. Homeowners must be current on mortgage payments and property taxes, and the home must be insured. Unfortunately, we are not able to work on mobile homes.
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 participate in the repair of their home by completing up to 20 hours of sweat equity, depending on the size 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.
Home must be in need of repair. You and your family will be considered if your household gross income less than the amounts below. These are 2018 guidelines and will be updated soon.
Apply for Habitat’s home preservation and repair programs:
To apply please download the instructions and application below. For questions, please contact Nancy Williams, Partner Services Director, at 417-829-4001 x 105.