How to Apply: Home Repair & Weatherization

 

Habitat for Humanity Metro Maryland (HFHMM) serves homeowners across both Montgomery and Prince George’s County. The program is a construction based resource which provides qualified moderate to low income homeowners’ necessary health and safety related home repairs as well as eligible weatherization services. Habitat for Humanity Metro Maryland Repair and Weatherization is not an emergency or crisis based program. If you have issues within your home which cause an imminent danger to you or members of your household, this may not be the program for you

 

The short version:

  • HOMEOWNERS must submit an inquiry in order to receive an application at a time when funding is available. To submit an inquiry online, scroll down.
  • HFHMM will notify you by mail at a time when applicable funding is available.
  • HOMEOWNERS will complete a full application within 2 – 3 weeks of receiving it in the mail, complete with required documentation.
  • HFHMM will review applications, conduct a home visit, and determine eligibility based on program capabilities and repair needs.
  • HOMEOWNERS will be notified of a decision to either peruse estimates for proposed services, or deny the application.
  • HFHMM will determine which services, if any, which fall within funding/program capabilities, budget, timeline etc.
  • HOMEOWNERS will sign an agreement for conduct and liability which includes the proposed scope of work for the home.  

CLICK HERE if you would like more detailed information about the process of applying to the home repair program.

 

Program Eligibility:

In order to be considered eligible, applicant(s) must:

  • Have a need for services.  Examples include:
  • Weatherization Services (air sealing, insulation, some appliance replacement, HVAC system upgrades)
  • Critical Home Repairs (accessibility modifications, repair or replacement of critical home components)
  • Minor Home Repairs (exterior paint, porch repair, gutter/soffit/facsia repair)
  • Be unable to perform the repairs themselves or pay someone to do the repairs.
  • Be willing to partner with HFHMM by upholding the terms of the agreement with HFHMM, being responsive, helpful in any way they are able.
  • Be willing to agree to a small repayment (for repair services only)
  • Be a Montgomery Co. or Prince George’s Co. homeowner.  Home must be the primary residence of applicant(s) and applicant(s) must have lived in the home for a minimum of one year prior to applying, and plan on living in the home for a minimum of two years after work is completed.
  • Have current homeowners’ insurance.
  • Have a total household income below the levels listed in this chart:   

Household Size

Maximum Income Annual Allowed (gross)

1

$52,550

2

$60,050

3

$67,550

4

$75,050

5

$81,100

6

$87,100

7

$93,100

8+

$99,100

*there is no minimum income needed to qualify

 

Program Breakdown:

 

Repair Program

Weatherization Program

County available

Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties

Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties

Type of services

Health and safety related repairs to the home

Insulation, air sealing and energy efficiency type services

Services not eligible

Major foundation repair, Whole home window replacement, Additions, Cosmetic improvements/upgrades

Roof replacements, door and window replacements are not considered weatherization

*These items can be considered in our repair program only*

Limitations of services

$15,000.00 spending cap per home

Funding sources often restricted

Eligible services determined by funding source

Repayment Required

Yes, depending on household income, repayment will be between 1% and 5% of the total project cost.

No repayment required for this program.

 

Repayment Requirement:

Home repair applicants may be required to pay a small portion of project cost. Repayment amount will be determined by the following sliding scale based upon income level with a minimum payment of $125 (maximum $750) on any project:

0-30% of Area Median Income

Homeowner will pay 1% of project cost (Min. $125)

30%-80% of Area Median Income

Homeowner will pay 5% of project cost (Min. $125)

*Refer to household income table above*

 

Submit an Inquiry:

If you have read this page, and the Habitat for Humanity Metro Maryland Repair and/or weatherization program sounds like it may be a good fit for your home’s needs, you must first submit an inquiry here. 

CLICK HERE if you would like to download a PDF version of the information on this page. 

 

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.