"It's a helpless feeling when you realize you can no longer take care of your home; it keeps you warm and safe and dry. Habitat's home preservation program is a godsend. They're changing lives for folks like us everyday." - Repair Program Partner
PLEASE NOTE: Willamette West Habitat does NOT work on properties that aren't owner-occupied and we do NOT work on mobile homes. If you have a mobile home in need of repair, we suggest contacting ReBuilding Together, who serves Washington County, or Unlimited Choices, who serves homeowners in Beaverton.
The Critical Home Repair program helps families address critical health and safety issues in their house, accessibility issues for seniors and people with disabilities, and code violations. By offering home improvements for a low cost, the program will help preserve and ensure safe and affordable housing in our community.
Homeowners pay up to 30% of the actual repair cost, based on household income, directly to Willamette West Habitat for Humanity. A $300 deposit is due before work can begin. A sliding scale determines the exact repayment amount with the balance being paid outright or via a micro loan from Willamette West Habitat with a zero-percent (0% APR) interest rate. Exact terms of the loan will vary, but the monthly payment will be based on household income and will not be burdensome.
We work exclusively in these zip codes: 97003, 97005, 97006, 97007, 97008, 97034, 97035, 97036, 97062, 97068, 97070, 97078, 97075, 97123, 97124, 97223, 97224, 97225, 97229, 97231.
For more information email or call the Home Preservation Program Manager, 503-844-7606 x 110.
- Accessibility modifications for seniors or people with disabilities
- Roof repair or replacement (if funding is available); gutters
- Siding repair or replacement
- Energy efficient window upgrades
- Energy efficient furnace upgrades
- Floor and wall repair
- Minor foundation repair
- Sidewalk and driveways
- Dangerous tree removal
- Problems that affect the health or safety of the house or the residents
- The home must be the applicant's primary residence, located in a program zip code and the homeowner must live in the house.
- Total gross household income for all residents over age 18 must fall between 0-80% of the median household income for Washington County to be eligible. (See Family Income Guidelines)
- Homeowners insurance and property taxes must be up-to-date.
- Family members are expected to work alongside Habitat volunteers while the repairs are being done. Don't worry, no construction experience necessary!
- Habitat will review the repair list and job costs with the homeowner, for their approval of all costs, before work begins.
- Some repairs, including but not limited to, plumbing, electrical, structural, will be done by licensed contractors.
- As a condition of approval, the homeowner will be required to provide a signed photo release, photos of the family and home (both before and after) and a family biography so Willamette West Habitat for Humanity can promote the program.
2019 HOUSEHOLD INCOME LEVELS
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