Our Home Preservation program provides exterior work on a home to help keep it in good condition; painting, patching, minor repairs and landscaping are just examples of the type of work that can be conducted on a home under this program. We have several Home Preservation projects to be conducted this summer, and we’ll have them listed on VolunteerUP! as soon as Habitat and the Homeowner are ready to get them done.
Critical Home Repair
Our Critical Home Repair program is for when a house needs extensive work to address health and safety issues or code violations. These repairs are considered essential for safety, security or just healthy living conditions, and can range from minor modifications to major repairs. Please see “Services” for more information and check out our project schedule on VolunteerUP if you’re able to help.
Veterans Repair Corps
This home repair program supports our veterans who need assistance with repairs to their homes. HFHMC is proud that we are one of only 20 affiliates nationwide accepted into the Repair Corps program, and because of that we do accept applications from areas adjacent to McHenry County. Please see “Services” for more information and check out our project schedule on VolunteerUP if you’re able to help.
New Construction Duplex Project, Redbud Ct in Wonder Lake
We started framing our 1st new construction project of 2017 on June 9th, and it’s expected to finish in October. When completed, this will be (2) 2-story 3-bedroom 1 1/2-bath homes for the Johnson and Perez families. Building 2 homes at one time is rewarding, but the construction of attached homes has new requirements that haven’t been part of our previous new construction projects and adds necessary tasks to our build schedule. We have plenty of volunteer opportunities for this project, and if you’d like to learn how to build a home from the ground up you can sign-up through our build schedule on VolunteerUP!
Rehab of 4209 Ponca St in McHenry
This house had seen extensive modifications by the previous owners, without any building permits. It has electrical issues, plumbing concerns and no fire safety measures. We’ve already taken it apart as far as we need to, and once we’re under permit we’ll start building it back to a safe and efficient home. If you’re interested in joining us you can see our whole scheduled on VolunteerUP!
Build-out of our new ReStore location in Woodstock
Our lease is almost up at our current Woodstock ReStore location, and we’ve found a new location next to the Jewel-Osco grocery store at the corner of Eastwood and County Club. To keep our build costs low, we’re hoping to do as much as we can with volunteers, and we’re starting the deconstruction and demolition of the space in June. All volunteers that help us get this space ready for our ReStore to open will receive a 10% off coupon for when the new store opens. Our build schedule is listed on VolunteerUP!, so if you’re willing to join in the fun please sign up for a build day.