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Our Critical Repair Program is designed to address the repair needs of residences within our service area: Hall, Howard, Hamilton, and Merrick counties. Our goal is to help empower people to live better and longer in their own homes. We are accepting applications for this program all year long.

Everyone deserves a decent place to live.

Eligible Properties
  • Owner-occupied homes, including mobile homes with foundations aged 20 years or less, may be eligible.

Property Requirements

• Owner(s) must have clear title to property.
• Residence must be located within service area.
• Property taxes and insurance must be current.
• Residence is not an income-producing property.

Applicant(s)

• Must have stable, legal income
• Income must fall within 30% to 70% of median income for the area, as defined by HUD.
• Must be able to make monthly payments
• Must have satisfactory credit
• Must be willing to complete 8 hours of “sweat equity” volunteer hours with GIAHFH and participate in homeowner

  education classes

Eligible Repairs Include:

• HVAC systems
• Roof repair or replacement
• Plumbing
• Electrical
• Window and door replacement
• Siding
• Driveways and sidewalk repair
• Porches and exterior steps
• Accessibility issues

Repairs Not Covered:

• Basic painting
• Carpet or flooring replacement
• Remodels or renovations
• Cosmetic repairs

The Application Process

Step 1: Apply 

Since the application period for our Critical Repair Program (CRP) is always open, you can stop by our office during business hours for more information or request an application. Once an application is fully completed, it is submitted to our Family Selection Committee for review.

Step 2: Committee Review 

The Family Selection Committee is responsible for reviewing all our applications. They select qualifying applicants based on three basic areas:

• Need for critical home repair
• Ability to pay an affordable loan payment
• Willingness to partner with Habitat

The selection process involves reviews of the completed application, credit and reference checks, and determination of needs. Unfortunately, Habitat cannot afford to select every homeowner who applies or qualifies. Qualifying applicants who are not selected may reapply at a later date.

Step 3: Approval

Once approved, the cost of the project will be determined based on the cost to purchase building materials, the cost of professional services, and facilitation and administration fees. The applicant will then be issued a no-interest loan to cover all or a portion of the determined amount. Professional contractors will be notified to begin the project. Loan payments will be due upon project completion and will run for a pre-determined amount of time until the loan is paid in full.

Stop in the Habitat office at 502 W. 2nd Street to apply, 

or call 308-385-5510 for more information!

Grand Island Area                                  Habitat for Humanity Office           
502 W. 2nd Street
Grand Island, NE 68801
308.385.5510 (p)
308-385-5511 (f)
info@gihabitat.org
 
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
We are sometimes out of the office
on Friday afternoons, please call ahead.
Habitat for Humanity ReStore
3204 W. College Street
Grand Island, NE 68803
308.385.5082 (p)
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

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Serving Hall, Howard, Hamilton, and Merrick counties since 1992

Do you have questions or concerns?

We are committed to supporting a safe, ethical workplace and good stewardship of our donations, funds and resources. When an individual wishes to remain anonymous or when regular means of reporting concerns have not resolved an issue, the MySafeWorkplace® hotline can be used to communicate concerns to Habitat 24 hours a day.

MySafeWorkplace is an independent, third-party service that instantly forwards your confidential report to the appropriate Habitat contact for review and proper handling. For concerns of suspected illegal or unethical activity, please contact the MySafeWorkplace hotline via: