Home Repairs: Age In Place

Home Repairs partners with elder homeowners between 30% and 80% of the area median income (AMI). Often these elders struggle to maintain the exterior of their homes due to a lack of resources, which can include finances, time, and or physical ability. Often a sense of social isolation accompanies the challenges of maintaining a home.  By partnering with the Repairs Program, homeowners gain a renewed sense of pride and dignity about their home. And they also can become more connected in the community. Click here for a flyer about the program.

Western Lake Superior Habitat for Humanity's Repairs program partners with service groups, businesses, churches, and community clubs looking for opportunities to make a difference in their community. These organizations and businesses will sponsor the project and provide the volunteers while our organization provides experienced construction coordination to oversee the project, purchase materials, pull permits, and put the pieces in place for a successful workday. Click here for an application.

Western Lake Superior Habitat for Humanity Offers

  • Exterior siding and fence painting
  • Minor exterior repairs
  • Yard clean-up and landscaping
  • Building access ramps
  • And we are exploring how to assist homeowners with safety and access issues within their homes.

Most projects are completed in a single day and help to revitalize families, neighborhoods, and strengthen connections within the community.

If you are interested in receiving assistance with home repairs and to see if you qualify by reviewing our list of requirements, call our office at (218) 722-3875, extension 407 for AIP Coordinator Zane Zimbelman (repairs@wlshabitat.org).