Please note: Our Critical Home Repair Program is currently CLOSED for applications.
Macomb Habitat’s Critical Home Repair Program provides affordable exterior home repairs that can help you maintain a stable home. Our home repair program helps those on limited incomes keep their homes warm, safe, and dry. The projects we are able to take on are entirely dependent on the funds we raise and the contractors and supplies we can secure.
The Critical Home Repair Program is for qualified low- to moderate-income homeowners. The Repair Program is not equipped to meet emergency repair needs.
If you have an emergency need, we recommend contacting MDHHS – Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
Types of eligible repairs are:
Repair wood stairs
Repair/replace water heater
Please review the general program qualifications below.
Applicant meets all deadlines during the application process, attends required events, classes, and meetings, and completes sweat equity (time spent volunteering with Macomb Habitat). We work with our clients to provide sweat equity options that are manageable for each individual – sweat equity does not need to be completed in construction. The number of hours required is determined by the cost of each applicant’s project, and can be between 5 – 20 hours.
Applicant is current on mortgage payments and taxes, has a current homeowner insurance policy, contributes a portion of the repair costs, and demonstrates income earnings that stay within our program guidelines.
The current home is in poor condition, not energy efficient, unsafe, or does not meet city codes.