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Habitat Hand-Up Home Repair Program

Keep your home and neighborhood in good repair.

Habitat OC serves more families by adopting an approach that addresses homeownership as a whole. To achieve this goal, Habitat OC is working alongside various community partners to offer a hand-up to homeowners that are having difficulty repairing their home. Habitat OC enables families to remain in their home and continue to live independent lives, despite fixed incomes and/or physical limitations, by focusing efforts on health, safety and accessibility.

Overall Home Repair Eligibility Requirements

To apply for our Hand-Up Home Repair program, you must meet the following criteria:

NEED Applicants must own their own home and have a provable need that falls within our scope of work and capabilities.

  • Must currently live in housing that is unsafe or otherwise in poor condition
  • Must be unable to perform the repairs themselves
  • Must be unable to afford to pay a market rate contractor to do the repairs
  • The total household income must fall below:

Maximum income by number of persons in household

Family Size  1 2 3 4 5 6 7
  Maximum Income** $54,600     $62,400   $70,200   $78,000
$84,250 $90,500 $96,750

*Maximum income guidelines are subject to change and may vary depending on the source of funding. The above figures are 80% area median incomes for Orange County 2016 as published by HUD.

WILLINGNESS AND ABILITY TO ACCEPT FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITYApplicants must be willing to provide a minimum contribution of $100, which will be used to cover some of their own project costs or to be reinvested into future home repair projects.

WILLINGNESS TO PARTNERApplicants must perform sweat equity to the extent of their physical capabilities. Applicants must obtain and provide the required documentation and information by the given deadlines.

As of January 2016, current funding is available for Veteran Applicants. Projects are selected based on the requirements of our donor partners. Applicants that meet those additional requirements will be contacted to proceed to the next steps. There is no guarantee that Habitat OC will have the funding to complete all home repair inquiries. *Due to the nature of this program, additional parameters may come into play during family selection according to funder needs/grantor requirements

Please click here for the 2016 Veteran Program Details.

Please click here for Frequently Asked Questions.

Download and share our Veteran Home Repair Program Flyer to help spread the word!

Complete the form below to be added to the inquiry list

Please note: Completing the form below does not guarantee an immediate response nor does it guarantee acceptance into the program.

Questions that require an answer are marked with  *
* Is any person residing in your home a Veteran of the United States Armed Services?
* Name (Last, First):
* Birthday:
* Street Address:
* City and Zip Code:
* Phone Number:
* E-Mail Address:
* Do you own the property?
If no, who is the homeowner and what is their relationship to you?
* Are you current on your property taxes?
* Are you current on your mortgage?
* Do you have homeowner's insurance?
* How many people live in the home?
* Please list all household members and their relationship to you:
* Gross Annual Household Income:
* Type of structure (i.e. Condo, Mobile Home, Single Detached, Townhome, etc.) and year it was built:
 Type of structure:
 Year it was built:
* Do you have any unpermitted additions/building activity on your home?
* Please list the type of repair work needed:
Additional comments?

What We Offer

Contact info:

Family and Homebuyer Services
Phone: 714.434.6200 x227

Equal Housing Opportunity

Veteran Home Repair

Helping Hands Come Together to Help a Veteran Family. Habitat OC & Home Depot Partnership in Action.

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 | (714) 434-6200
 2200 Ritchey Street, Santa Ana, CA 92705
 Office: Monday- Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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