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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 Check Your ZIP Code
  3. 3 Interest Form, Referral or Application

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 service area* (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. 

*Currently only accepting applications from certain ZIP codes within our service area.

Step 02

Check Your ZIP Code

Effective Monday, March 21: Due to high demand for Habitat Charlotte Region’s Critical Home Repair program, the affiliate has taken a planned pause in accepting applications from some ZIP codes. We anticipate reopening to all applicants late this summer.

To see if you live in an area where CHR applications are being accepted, check your ZIP code at the link below.

Check My ZIP Code

If you have additional questions, please email applications@habitatCLTregion.org or call the Critical Home Repair Hotline at 704.716.5639.

Step 03

Interest Form, Referral or Application

Based on your ZIP code, you will either be invited to apply for Critical Home Repair or can submit an interest/referral form. 

If you submit an interest form or referral, someone from Habitat Charlotte Region will contact you as soon as applications are available for your ZIP code.

getting started

Effective Monday, March 21: Due to high demand for Habitat Charlotte Region’s Critical Home Repair program, the affiliate has taken a planned pause in accepting applications from some ZIP codes. We anticipate reopening to all applicants late this summer.

To see if you live in an area where CHR applications are being accepted, check your ZIP code at the link below.

Check Your ZIP Code

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