Owning a home usually means that home repairs will become needed at some time. Ranging from minor and routine repairs like faucets to major repairs like roof replacement, there are costs involved in owning a home.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development provides a comprehensive list of programs and resources to help with home repairs and other improvements. They include loans and grants that might be available in certain areas or to specific groups such as veterans. They also include resources for discounted materials like Habitat for Humanity ReStores.
Local organizations like Senior Centers or Social Services offices may also provide assistance through referral to community groups, coordination of volunteer labor or grants.
Each program or organization will have its own eligibility criteria.
Types of services and supports that can be used for Programs for Private Home Repairs
Support may take the form of a low-interest loan or a grant to cover the expenses of a home repairs and modifications, access to discounted building materials or access to volunteer labor.
Resources are also organized by city and town with location-specific programs.
Habitat for Humanity ReStores
The Habitat ReStore is the retail arm of the Habitat for Humanity. There are store locations across Connecticut that sell new and used furniture, home accessories, building materials and appliances. The available selection changes often and may be different in each store. Homeowners and renters can visit a Habitat ReStore for home improvements or the materials to make home modifications.
More than just low prices, shopping at a Habitat ReStore can benefit the local community and support people in need of affordable housing help. All the proceeds contribute toward Habitat for Humanity.