Habitat for Humanity of McHenry County’s Home Repair program helps preserve homeownership by partnering with low income homeowners struggling to restore and maintain a safe and decent place to live. When basic expenses exceed income month after month, home maintenance is the usual casualty. Years of deferred maintenance can cause a downward spiral of home deterioration, unsafe living conditions, and even possible condemnation. Home Repairs can fall into one or both of two categories:
Home Preservation: Exterior work that includes painting, patching, minor repairs, landscaping and replacement of exterior building materials for maintaining good or sound condition
Critical Home Repair: Extensive interior or exterior work performed to address health and safety issues or code violations. Critical Home Repair can include change or repair of materials or components of a house, a modification for accessibility, or installation or extension of plumbing, mechanical or electrical systems on an existing home.
Ramps and Rails
Habitat for Humanity of McHenry County can offer home accessibility modifications (wheelchair ramps, handrails, grab bars and interior modifications) to eligible McHenry County homeowners through the Ramps & Rails Program.