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home repair

Manitowoc County Habitat for Humanity offers a Home Repair Program focusing on high-impact, volunteer-friendly external construction projects that improve neighborhoods and allow low-income homeowners to stay in their homes with improved comfort and safety. We also have a Home Repair for Veterans Program for those who have past military service or are actively serving.


Existing homeowners who qualify can get help with light external construction (fixing a porch, building a wheelchair ramp or repairing steps), external weatherization (caulking windows), external painting and limited landscaping (when it impacts structures or safety). 

Projects are selected based on need and should meet a one or two day time commitment for completion.  Our Home Repair Program is not free. A Habitat loan will be provided at 0% interest for the cost of repair materials and any paid labor. Homeowners will be expected to spend “sweat equity” hours helping with their repairs if they are physically able. 

program qualifications

​The home must be owner-occupied and located in Manitowoc County.
ability to pay
willingness to partner
demonstrated need

The homeowner must have the ability to repay a 0% interest loan to cover the cost of materials for the project.

The homeowner must be willing to complete "sweat-equity" hours working beside volunteers on the repairs.  

The homeowner must be unable to afford and complete necessary home repairs.​ The homeowner's gross income must fall within 30-60% of the median income for Manitowoc County.

what's the next step?

If you believe you may qualify for Habitat's Home Repair program, your next step will be to complete and submit an application

Still have questions? Contact us.



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place to live.

Equal Housing Opportunity

Non-Proselytizing Policy

Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations (HFH) will not proselytize. Nor will HFH work with entities or individuals who insist on proselytizing as part of their work with HFH. This means that HFH will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must adhere to or convert to a particular faith or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.

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