Home Repair & Preservation
The Home Repair and Preservation Program helps homeowners with low incomes restore and maintain their homes. The program is offered citywide in Portland. Habitat for Humanity will partner with homeowners to alleviate critical health and safety issues and complete needed home improvement projects.
How it Works
Habitat is currently accepting applicants for exterior repair and preservation work. These projects could include but are not limited to the repair, replacement, or upgrade of:
- Windows and Exterior Doors
- Steps, Ramps, Porches, Decks and Retaining Walls
- Walkways and Driveways
- Brush and Junk Removal
- Exterior Painting
Habitat serves as the general contractor and may complete repair projects in-house using staff and volunteers or hire subcontractors, depending on the nature of the work.
Most residents accepted into the program receive a deferred 0%-interest loan for the cost of repairs. Project costs are secured by the property. Payment is due upon sale or refinancing of the property. After 20 years the loan is forgiven. Homeowners are not required to take out a loan with Habitat if they have other sources of financing.