Home Repairs Program

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Home Repair Program

Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity (BVHFH) is excited to launch a new program to serve families and individuals in need and to encourage strong communities. The Home Repair Program will address accessibility and safety concerns in homes owned by low-income families and elderly residents of Ada County. The program will initially launch through the construction of permanent accessibility ramps to qualified individuals and continue to expand services and activities to enable elderly individuals to remain in their affordable homes and avoid displacement.

Habitat’s Home Repair program will launch in partnership with LINC Idaho and will continue to bring together partners for collaborative community impact projects in neighborhoods for the betterment of the community.

Note: The Home Repairs program does not work on mobile homes.


To qualify for home repair, both the property and applicant must meet all of the following criteria:

Need

  • The access areas of the home are in disrepair or unsafe, and BVHFH’s scope of work will significantly benefit the homeowner.
  • The homeowner is unable to physically and/or financially complete the work themselves.

Ability to Pay

  • The gross household income (household members 18 years and over will be considered) must fall below 80% Area Median Income (AMI) based on the current year of HUD Income Guidelines.
  • The homeowner is required to pay a portion of the material costs using a sliding scale and payment plan. The payment plan will begin the month following the completion of the project and will be paid through equal monthly installments up to two (2) years with 0% interest.
  • The project must be economically feasible under the Program and adhere to the scope of repairs BVHFH offers. The total cost of the initial projects must not exceed $2,500.

Residency

  • The home must be located within Ada County.
  • The homeowner must be current on property taxes, mortgage payments (if applicable), and homeowners insurance premiums.
  • The home must be owner-occupied, a single-family house, and the primary residence of the owner.

Willingness to Partner

  • Applicants must be willing to partner with Habitat (this includes potentially contributing sweat equity/Partner Hours towards the repair project).

HUD Income Limits FY21 for Ada County

Applicants’ gross annual income must fall within the income guidelines according to household size as specified by the HUD income limits below:

 

Sliding Scale Fees

The Home Repair Program strives to make its services available to individuals in need through a sliding scale fee for services. The table below outlines the total percentage of the project cost that a homeowner must agree to repay in full based on the percentage of Area Median Income (AMI) that a household qualifies.

 

To learn how to apply to our programs, visit our "Apply for Assistance" page.

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Habitat and AmeriCorps

Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity is excited to launch an AmeriCorps program to provide new and holistic services through the Home Repairs program by providing accessibility for low-income homeowners.

Members will have the opportunity to serve in several focus areas which include: Construction, Homeowner Services and Volunteer Management.

Benefits:

  • Professional training and OSHA certification
  • Education Award up to $4,546.50
  • Leadership Development
  • Living allowance of $2,000 per month

The BVHFH AmeriCorps program is administered by Serve Idaho and sponsored by AmeriCorps.

Take a look at the full position description and apply below!

Apply Here