Habitat for Humanity to Host Affordable Home Repair Information Sessions

Habitat offers eligible homeowners no-interest loans for up to five years.

Since 2011, Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity has helped nearly 200 low-income Buncombe County homeowners make improvements to their homes through its affordable Home Repair Program.

The program is designed to improve accessibility by installing ramps, grab bars, accessible showers and/or tubs; increase safety and comfort with new windows and doors; and even remediate issues that negatively affect health, such as water damage, inadequate heat, or other structural problems. Habitat serves those who earn 70% or less of the Area Median Income and who meet other program qualifications.

Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity is an Equal Opportunity Housing provider. The cost of home repairs depend on the scope of the job, but prices are subsidized 80% and Habitat offers eligible homeowners no-interest loans for up to five years. Thus, a low-income homeowner in need of a new $8,000 heating system would pay approximately $45 per month for three years for a total out-of-pocket cost of only $1,620.

To learn more, visit www.ashevillehabitat.org, call (828) 210-9370, or attend an upcoming Information Session.

Sessions will be held at the following dates and locations:

  • Monday, January 8, 2018 at 6 p.m. at the Shiloh Community Center
  • Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 11 a.m. at the Stephens Lee Community Center
  • Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 11 a.m. at the Senior Opportunity Center

Founded in 1983, Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity was the first Habitat affiliate in North Carolina. Through its programs, nearly 1,400 adults and children in Buncombe County have built a better future. A well built house with an affordable mortgage enables Habitat homeowners to save for the future, invest in education, and enjoy greater financial stability.

To learn more about Asheville Area Habitat, and to get involved as a homeowner or volunteer, visit ashevillehabitat.org.

 

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