Every person deserves access to sustainable, affordable homeownership…
Our Critical Repair and Weatherization program saves families money and reduces our communities’ impact on the environment.
Utility bills are usually right behind mortgage payments as the most expensive monthly costs of owning a home. Homes in our community that are insufficiently insulated or have outdated appliances are often financial burdens to their homeowners. Many Families are just getting by, and cannot afford to upgrade their homes.
Our Critical Repair and Weatherization program aims to alleviate this pressure on low-income residents in Washtenaw County. By making homes more energy efficient we can help families save on their monthly utility bills as well as reduce their impact on the environment to create a more economically and environmentally sustainable county.
Since 2012, we have upgraded 22 homes – helping these partner families save an average of $500 a year and saving approximately 84 tons of emitted greenhouse gases each year.
Interested in partnering with Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley to make your house more energy efficient? We are currently serving Families in targeted neighborhoods. Please call us at 734.677.1558 today for more information!
Typical Critical Repairs and Weatherization tasks include:
Water Heater Replacement
Pre and Post Energy Audits
Veteran’s Critical Repair Program
We appreciate your interest in Habitat for Humanity’s Veterans Build. Through this initiative, you can help us provide critical home repairs to U.S. veterans, military service members and their households.
Facts About Veterans
The National Low Income Housing Coalition finds that 2.5 million veterans heading households are at least 55 years of age. Of those 2.5 million veterans, 24 percent have housing cost burdens. Unlike our older civilians, our older veterans are more likely to have a disability — 35 percent versus 28 percent — which may require home modifications, health and other supportive services as they age.
In addition, nearly 4 million of our veterans pay at least 30 percent of their income toward rent or mortgage, while more than 1.5 million pay at least 50 percent. As you can imagine, using half of your income to pay your rent or mortgage is an enormous strain on any budget. Our critical repair program helps to keep the repairs affordable for Veterans.
Please contact Heidi at 734-263-2317 for more information about the Veteran’s Critical Repair Program.