The new program is available to homeowners in Carter, Sullivan and Washington counties in Tennessee and in Bristol, Virginia, with single-family dwellings in need of external repairs.
Participants must be willing to repay a portion of the cost of the repairs through no-interest loans available through the ministry.
Homeowners who wish to take part in the program must submit applications by Nov. 15. Holston Habitat will evaluate the applications and schedule visits to determine applicants’ repair need and cost after the application period closes.
Twelve home repair projects will be selected by Dec. 15, and approved homeowners will be notified. The repair projects will be completed throughout 2018.
Holston Habitat Construction Manager Steve Clark said the program is designed to assist homeowners who cannot afford the full cost of repairing a porch, installing a disability ramp, replacing a roof and exterior painting or other external repairs.
Interested homeowners may call Holston Habitat at 423-239-7689 to request a application. Completed applications may be submitted by mail to Holston Habitat, P.O. Box 5265, Kingsport, TN 37663.
Holston Habitat is also recruiting volunteers for the new program.
Churches, businesses and individuals interested in volunteering or sponsoring a home-repair project may visit www.HolstonHabitat.org or call Volunteer Coordinator Mandy Penz at 423-239-7689 for more information.
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