MARQUETTE COUNTY, Michigan (WLUC) – With materials scarcity driving prices soaring and high demand for home builders, home repair costs continue to rise in the area.
With an average age of 53 in Marquette County, many residents face critical repairs to their aging homes. This is a particularly difficult burden for low or fixed income households and often cannot be completed while families meet other basic needs.
Marquette County Habitat for Humanity can assist qualified families and individuals residing in Marquette County with critical home repairs through the Income-Based Home Repair Program. Homeowners can get help with a variety of critical home repairs, including roofs, water heater and stove replacement, mobility changes, and more. Upon receipt of an application and approval of the income, Habitat will work with the homeowner to assess the full scope of repairs needed to the home and prioritize the projects and funding for the most critical issues.
Applications for the 2021 program are open now through November and can be picked up at the main office in Harvey, 2354 US 41 South, or printed online at https://mqthabitat.org/.
Funding for this program is made possible through a variety of grants, donations and the sale of donated items in the Habitat ReStore. In addition to this funding, homeowners can be asked to make a sliding contribution to the projects with an interest-free loan from Habitat.
For more information, please call the main office at 906-228-3578.
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