Home Repair

Thank you for your interest in the Fox Cities Habitat Home Repair Program. Services are available to low income homeowners in Calumet, Outagamie, Waupaca and Northern Winnebago counties and may include critical interior and exterior repairs. Priority is given to repairs that are safety risks/code violations and repairs pertaining to the health, safety and well-being of those living in the home.

How it Works

Qualified homeowners can use the Home Repair Program to address a variety of home repair needs, such as plumbing, electrical work, ceiling repairs, exterior painting, grading, roofing, window & door replacements and more.

The Home Repair program offers a 0% interest loan repaid to Habitat over up to seven years. Depending on the types of repairs needed, repairs are done by trained site leaders, staff, and/or volunteers. Some work may require contractors to be hired to complete, and approved by our construction staff. The homeowner chooses their contractors and Habitat will finance the project costs, if approved. Homeowners actively participate in their projects by working alongside volunteers, completing sweat equity hours. Through our home repair projects, homeowners are able to restore their homes to being safe, decent, and healthy environments.

For additional information, review our downloadable informational overview.  

How to Apply

We will be accepting applications during our upcoming open application cycle. Application cycles are the first Mondays in February and August, for a two-week period. Applications turned in outside of open application cycles will not be considered.

To connect with our Home Repair team and begin the application process, please fill out the form below:

2020-2021 Homeownership Income Guidelines

Applicants are required to provide documentation of total household income for all adults living in the home. Total household income cannot exceed the maximum indicated below for the applicable family size.

 

Family Size Maximum
1 $48,000
2 $54,800
3 $61,700
4 $68,500
5 $73,800
6 $79,450
7 $85,000
8 $90,400

Applicant Requirements:

  • Applicants must own and reside in the home needing repair. Repair services are not provided for mobile homes
  • Applicants are required to provide proof of home ownership and homeowner insurance
  • Applicants must be U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents
  • Applicants must clear a criminal background check. Any convictions which are recent and/or severe in nature will be evaluated on a case by case basis. Please note: Services will not be provided if applicants or any member of the household is a registered sex offender
  • Any person listed as an owner on the property deed must agree to sign any loan application and closing documents
  • Mortgage payments must be current (not in default)
  • Property taxes must be current or in an agreed upon payment plan with municipality
  • Bankruptcy must have been satisfied for at least 6 months
  • Any collection debt must have proof of active payment plan
  • Judgments for money must be satisfied (or paid in full), or have proof of an active payment plan. Go to CCAP – Wisconsin Circuit Court Access at: wcca.wicourts.gov

Veteran Build Program

The Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded a grant that will help us repair homes for disabled veterans and military-connected families! 

For anyone that has been or is a member of the armed services, or is part of a military-connected family, we may be able to help with larger-scale projects.  Send in your home repair application during open application periods, noting you are or have been a member of the armed services or are part of a military-connected family. Additional qualifications apply to those pursuing this program.

Thank you to the Home Depot Foundation Repair Corps that is supporting veterans in the Greater Fox Cities Area.

Home Repair Questions:

Questions?  Send us an email at HomeRepair@foxcitieshabitat.org or call 920-967-8898 for details.

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