Habitat Helpers Program is an expansion of Skagit Habitat for Humanity’s mission of providing safe and affordable housing. While building homes remains the foundation of what we do, it has become increasingly apparent that there is a need for critical home repairs in Skagit County. Through this program, SHFH will partner with families who currently own their home but have found themselves unable to maintain the home due to financial, physical or other limitations or challenges. Projects typically take one or two days and consist of exterior work such as painting, landscaping, weather stripping and minor repair services as well as ADA adaptation for health, safety and well being of the family or individual.
Completion of Habitat Helpers Projects restores livability to the home, allowing the families to stay in their home. Groups of volunteers and homeowners really see the improvements from start to finish doing Habitat Helpers Projects. They are a great way to build teamwork or as fellowship for a group from businesses and organizations throughout our community.
How Habitat Helpers works:
- Habitat selects Partner Families based on income, need and willingness to partner.
- Habitat uses volunteer labor and donated materials to keep costs low and takes no profit for their services.
- A no-interest loan is made to the homeowner to cover the cost of the project. Payments are placed in a revolving fund to help Habitat Helpers serve others in need.