A Brush with Kindness (ABWK) is Habitat’s exterior home repair program that helps preserve homeownership by partnering with low-income homeowners who cannot afford the necessary maintenance. To provide affordable repairs for qualified low-income homeowners, Habitat leverages volunteer labor. Volunteers weatherize homes, replace warped doors and windows, repair entry stairs and stucco, paint gutters and exteriors, and more. Many of the homeowners who receive assistance are single parents, the elderly, people with disabilities, and veterans.Critical Home Repair (CHR) is similar to A Brush with Kindness, with the exception that CHR provides both exterior and interior home repairs. Repairs under this program include roof repairs and interior accessibility improvements.
Who do are Home Repair programs help:
- Homeowners who live in their homes full time as their primary residence
- Homeowners who earn less than 80% of the Area Median Income yearly
2018 Area Median Income Requirements: