home repair for veterans
Honor. Serve. Build. Repair.
Manitowoc County Habitat for Humanity is offering a new Home Repair for Veterans Program to benefit veterans and active military personnel in Manitowoc County. Similar to our Home Repair Program, we focus 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.
Existing veteran 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 for Veterans 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.
Sponsorship opportunities are available to help support and offset the costs of the Home Repair for Veterans Program. Contact us for additional information about how you can help.
The homeowner or a resident family member must be able to demonstrate veteran status, honorable discharge or active military status.
ability to pay
willingness to partner
The home must be owner-occupied as well as veteran-occupied and located in Manitowoc County.
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.
deserves a safe
place to live.
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.