Habitat for Humanity helps preserve homeownership by making critical home repairs through our Neighborhood Revitalization programs. Our staff and volunteers help paint and repair the homes of qualified, low-income families, seniors and Veterans.
Learn more about eligibility requirements below. Please complete an application see if you qualify for our Home Repair Program.
Current ProgramsA Brush With Kindness (ABWK) is Habitat’s exterior home repair program that helps preserve homeownership by partnering with low to moderate-income homeowners who cannot afford the necessary maintenance. To provide affordable repairs for qualified homeowners, Habitat Santa Barbara leverages volunteer labor. Volunteers weatherize homes, replace warped doors and windows, repair entry stairs, paint gutters and exteriors, and more. 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 can include accessibility improvements and repairs that support aging in place. Homeowners who partner with Habitat Santa Barbara for these projects may include single parents, the elderly, people with disabilities, and veterans.
Please note: Habitat Santa Barbara does not provide immediate service repairs.
Each family must meet all of Habitat’s homeowner selection requirements:
1.Have a demonstrated need for critical health and safety repairs.
2.Household gross income must be at or below 80% of the Area Median Income (see below).
3.Be willing to partner with Habitat for Humanity, volunteers and the community. County of Santa Barbara AMI Guidelines