For those in need of immediate repair assistance or who do not qualify for Habitat Charlotte Region’s Critical Home Repair Program, below are local organizations that might be able to help. Each organization has different services, qualifications and areas they serve, so please reach out to them directly with questions. We cannot guarantee anyone’s acceptance or approval into any of the programs or services listed.
For questions about any of the programs listed below, please reach out to those organizations directly. For questions specifically about Habitat Charlotte Region’s Critical Home Repair program, please call the Critical Home Repair Hotline at 704.716.5639.
Click the name of each organization to learn more.
Building a Healthy Neighborhood: Improving the health and safety conditions of entire neighborhoods, not just individual homes
Emergency Repair Program: Focuses on urgent, time-sensitive home repairs that are required in order to keep the homeowner safe, warm, and dry
Safe at Home: Targeted repairs and safety modifications to improve home accessibility, reduce falls, increase independence at home, eliminate major medical expenditures and increase the potential for homeowners to age in place
She Builds: Women-led and women focused, She Builds provides critical repairs for women-headed households and women-focused community spaces to empower women to maintain safe and healthy homes, make a difference in their communities and build a supportive community network.
You must own your home, live in it, and intend to remain in it for at least five years after receiving repairs from RTGC
The total gross combined income for all residents of your home, including any rental income, must be less than 80% of the Area Median Income
You must be current on property taxes and mortgage payments or on a documented payment plan
You must have an active homeowner’s insurance policy or must agree to obtain one as soon as repairs are completed
Some programs have more specific eligibility
Homeowners do not pay for the repairs we make. Donations from the homeowners we serve are always welcome, but never required.
The Safe Home Emergency Repair Program is designed to address immediate threats to the health and safety of residents of single-family housing which resulted from a system failure.
Emergency home repairs that eliminate immediate threats to health and safety
The system failure occurred within three days of the application date
System failures are limited to the failure of an HVAC system (November-March), gas leaks, broken or defective water or sewer lines, electrical system failure, septic tank failure, and other events outside of the control of the owner which render the unit uninhabitable.
The system failure can be isolated and repaired within 10 days of the Inspector’s Certification
The cost to make the Emergency Repair does not exceed $7,500, based on contractor bids
The applicant is a fee simple owner/occupant of the dwelling unit to be repaired and the property is located within the City of Charlotte limits
Homeowner does not have sufficient cash on hand to complete the repair
Homeowner provides a completed Application / Self-Certification form
Contact Kenya Brown at 704.336.7844 to get prequalified.
Raises funds to meet the unexpected repair needs of those living in owner-occupied homes.
Roofing repairs and replacements
80% Area Median Income or below
Resident of Huntersville, Cornelius or Davidson
Priority given to elderly, disabled individuals, single-parent households, households of five or more (including children)
Blue Ridge Community Action, Inc. (BRCA) is a private, non-profit organization founded in 1965 to address problems related to poverty in Burke, Caldwell and Rutherford counties, with other limited services for low-income residents of Alexander, Catawba, Gaston, Mecklenburg, Stanly and Union counties. The BRCA mission statement “Helping People. Changing Lives.” embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes our counties better places to live. We care about the entire community, and are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other. BRCA strives to obtain and maintain agency self-sufficiency, as well as assist employees and low-income residents to obtain and maintain self-sufficiency.
Services Offered: Weatherization Assistance Program – the services of the Weatherization Assistance Program reduce your energy costs by improving the energy efficiency of your home. In fact, these services reduce the average annual energy costs by $300 per home. Through the Weatherization Assistance Program, trained technicians evaluate the needs of each home by conducting an energy audit. They suggest the energy efficiency methods that are the most appropriate and cost-effective for your home, making it warm in the winter, cool in the summer and safe all year long.
The Weatherization Assistance Program is administered through N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources. Agencies throughout the state deliver the services to eligible residents
Families with incomes below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level or households that have received income from SSI or TANF a maximum of 12 months prior to weatherization are automatically eligible, regardless of income
Due to the demand for services, eligible applicants for weatherization assistance may be placed on a waiting list for services
The Weatherization Program prioritizes eligible families, serving the elderly, people with disabilities and families with children first
Both homeowners and renters can receive Weatherization Services
We can help renters obtain permission from their landlords for these home improvements
It is the mission of For the Struggle to utilize various outlets, including community outreach, policy reform, and legal action to advocate with and on behalf of communities to zealously fight systemic issues of racial and social injustice.
Community Response Team: Pursuant to the goals and purpose of For The Struggle, Inc., the Community Response Team, also known as CRT, is a critical component and focus area of the organization. The Community Response Team responds to any issues involving racial and/or social injustice in the community. The response to such issues may be in the form of education, outreach, community engagement, policy, and/or legal action. The CRT hosts the Elder Response Initiative, which focuses on combatting displacement associated with rapid growth and gentrification in Charlotte.
Elder Response Initiative: The Elder Response Initiative provides free services to seniors in historically and predominately black neighborhoods, primarily Charlotte’s Beatties Ford Road Corridor (“the Corridor”). The Initiative was created because Charlotte has experienced rapid gentrification that has heightened the risk of displacement, particularly on the Corridor. The Corridor has a large senior population at risk of displacement. As such, the Initiative provides seniors with assistance obtaining (1) critical home repairs; (2) future planning (e.g. wills, Powers of Attorney); and (3) property tax relief. Because the Corridor is also a food desert, the Initiative also houses a Senior Feeding Program that provides seniors with free healthy groceries and cooked meals that are purchased from black owned restaurants on the Corridor.
Senior Rapid Response – Feeding Program: Many seniors, especially black seniors, suffer from various health issues and do not have access to healthy food for several reasons, including living in a food desert. This issue was greatly exacerbated by COVID-19 because even seniors who could go to a grocery store or restaurant have had legitimate fears of doing so due to their age and pre-existing health conditions that make them high risk. To respond to this issue, For The Struggle’s Senior Feeding Program was created with the support from the Appalachian Community Fund.
With each consultation, Integrity Home Mobility brings expertise in remodeling and healthcare experience to find the right solution to keep you moving in your home. We provide more than simply an installation we provide you with the education to keep you safe and independent.