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How to Apply: Critical Home Repairs

HFHMM provides low-cost critical home repairs to alleviate health, life and safety issues or code violations to qualified Montgomery County and Prince George’s County homeowners. 

Applicants must earn less than 80% of area median income (see application for current limits and other qualification requirements), are required to participate in the work day and must provide post-work feedback.

Examples of Critical Repair services include:

  • Accessibility modifications
  • Installation or extension of plumbing, electrical or HVAC systems
  • Roof Repairs
  • Repair or replacement of critical home components

All eligible homes will undergo a full assessment.  Applicants are not guaranteed any of the above mentioned services – work scopes are determined by the results of the home assessment, available funding, and the applicant’s ability to repay a portion of the cost within 6 months of application approval.

Repayment amount will be determined by a sliding scale based upon income level with a minimum payment of $125 on any project.

30% of Area Median Income or Less

Homeowner will pay 1% of project cost

30%-80% of Area Median Income

Homeowner will pay 5% of project cost


Total expenses for Critical Repair will not exceed $15,000 (maximum payback $750)

HFHMM does not provide emergency services. If you need emergency services please see our Resource and Provider Reference Guide found under our Additional Resources page.

For qualification guidelines or to APPLY download the Application Packet. Return the application to 9110 Gaither Rd., Gaithersburg MD 20877 or fax to 301-990-7536.