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keeping our neighbors safe at home

In addition to our homeownership program, Habitat Charlotte Region partners with existing homeowners whose homes require major safety and structural repairs. Due to the age of the housing stock, many Charlotte-area owner-occupied homes are in of need significant repairs. In many cases, owners are seniors living on fixed incomes who cannot afford to fix their homes and are in jeopardy of being displaced.

Our Critical Home Repair program provides comprehensive repairs designed to eradicate problems and extend the functional life of the home. In addition, it allows the owners to age in place in the safety and security of their own home.

Qualifying repairs

What CHR addresses:

Critical Home Repair addresses repairs where the owner’s health and safety may be at risk. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Unsafe roofing or flooring
  • Lack of heat
  • Electrical hazards
  • Plumbing hazards
What CHR does not address:
  • Painting and aesthetic updates
  • Replacing carpeting or flooring (unless for structural reasons)
  • Window replacement (unless current windows are rotted or contain lead)
  • Bathroom or kitchen renovations or remodels (unless for accessibility issues or as needed following plumbing repairs)

Application Steps

  1. 1 Initial Criteria Review
  2. 2 Complete an Application
  3. 3 Pre-Qualification

Step 01

Initial Criteria Review

To qualify for Critical Home Repair, the following criteria must be met:

  1. Single-family, detached home OR manufactured home affixed to permanent location
  2. Owner-occupied for at least two (2) years
  3. Home must be located in Charlotte, Pineville, Mooresville, Troutman, Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville or Statesville.
  4. Willingness to partner (completion of Sweat Equity Hours)

Income of homeowner(s) must fall at or below 80% of HUD median income to be approved. Find out where you fall on the HUD median income scale. 

Step 02

Complete an Application

If you meet the initial qualification criteria, you’re welcome to complete an online Critical Home Repair application

You can also complete this form to recommend a family member or friend who would be a good fit for the Critical Home Repair program.

If you’re unable to complete an application online, would like to request an application in Spanish, or have additional questions, please email or call the Critical Home Repair Hotline at 704.716.5639.

Step 03


If pre-qualified, you will be notified and required to submit additional documentation as requested.

ready to apply?

If you have questions about the online application or would like to request an application in Spanish, please email or call the Critical Home Repair Hotline at 704.716.5639.

get started

know someone in need of repairs?

You can also refer a friend, loved one or neighbor for the Critical Home Repair program!

Submit a Referral

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