In addition to new construction, Charleston Habitat for Humanity assists Lowcountry families through critical home repairs of their current homes. This program is open to all military veterans, provided they have received an honorable or general discharge. It is not restricted to any specific veteran groups.
Critical home repair is interior or exterior work performed to alleviate critical health, life and safety issues or code violations, including a change to or repair of materials or components; a reconfiguration of space; a modification for accessibility; installation or extension of plumbing, mechanical or electrical systems on an existing structure. This also includes the need for wheelchair ramps. Projects can include existing Habitat homes, provided a qualified veteran resides in the home.
To qualify for this program, applicants must:
Meet our family selection criteria (between 35% and 80% of the area median income, show significant need, willingness to partner, ability to repay).
Own the home (cannot be rented).
Have a veteran that resides in the home (the veteran need not own the home, but it must be his/her primary residence.).
Affordable housing provides a stabilizing impact so that other needs can be more adequately met. Repair Corps is a large piece of the puzzle, which seeks to alleviate the stress of paying for expensive home repairs and will in turn improve their living conditions while ensuring that the repairs will not affect the affordability of the home.
For more information on our Repair Corps program, please call (843) 203-4021.