Critical Home Repair Program
Everyone thinks of Habitat for Humanity as builders of Affordable Housing for hard working families. There are other important aspects to Manatee Habitat’s mission; Critical Home Repairs is just one. These critical home repairs help preserve the current affordable housing inventory and keep at risk homeowners safely and securely in the homes they own.
Most of the recipients of Manatee Habitat’s Critical Home Repair Program are elderly, Veterans or disabled with homes requiring repairs unaffordable to the occupants. Accessibility ramps, roofs, interior flooring, interior doors, bathroom upgrades, as well as exterior doors and windows are all repairs we have done.
Imagine being in your eighties or nineties, living on a small, fixed income and needing critical repairs you simply cannot afford or suddenly finding yourself wheelchair bound and unable to enter or depart your home. This is where Manatee Habitat steps in and helps in partnership with the City of Bradenton grant funding and with Our Next Mission for Veteran Critical Home Repairs.
We have an amazing team of skilled, experienced volunteers dedicating their Tuesday and Thursday mornings to helping homeowners needing critical home repairs. Because there is a waiting list for our help, we are always looking for more volunteers with basic carpentry skills! Any unsafe roofing repairs, plumbing or electrical work is subbed out to licensed contractors, and we are always looking for local companies to partner with on these types of repairs. Want to volunteer or partner with us? Contact Barb Slater, our Construction Volunteer Coordinator or Steve Reinfeldt, our Rehab Project Manager.