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Critical Repairs Program

Skagit Habitat for Humanity's Habitat Helpers Program is now accepting applications! Apply today! The application is available online at the bottom of this page. Scroll down for more information.

Habitat Helpers Program

We are excited to relaunch the Habitat Helpers Program and are now accepting applications!

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The 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. 

The Habitat Helpers Program focuses on primarily repair and/or rehab projects that will improve the quality of life for the homeowner and provide a safe, healthy place to live. Our scope of work will include critical repair projects, such as improving accessibility ramps and replacing steps/handrails for safety. The result is a more holistic approach that revitalizes the appearance of the neighborhood, encourages connections within the community, and promotes housing sustainability.

Requirements:

  • Applicants must currently own and occupy the home for at least one year. The home must be built on a foundation.
  • Applicants must live in Skagit County, Washington.
  • Applicants must earn between 30% and 60% of the county's gross median income. Please see the chart below to determine whether you meet this requirement.
  • Applicants must be unable to afford the necessary home repairs or complete them due to age, disability, or circumstance.
  • Applicants must be willing to partner with Skagit Habitat by participating in the project as they are able to.

Cost:

  • Qualified homeowners are eligible for a no-interest loan from Skagit Habitat for Humanity for 10% of the total cost of the project, which may not exceed $5,000.

 

2024 HUD Income Guidelines
Family Size Extremely Low Limit Very Low Limit Low Limit
1 $21,050 $35,050 $56,150
2 $24,050 $40,050 $64,150
3 $27,050 $45,100 $72,150
4 $31,200 $50,100 $80,150
5 $36,580 $54,100 $86,600
6 $41,960 $58,100 $93,000
7 $47,340 $62,150 $99,400
8 $52,720 $66,150 $105,800

Numbers represent Skagit County's median gross income limits based on family size, according to the US Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD). More information can be found here.

 

Habitat Helpers Program Inquiry

Applicant Information
Prefix
First Name *
Last Name *
Suffix
Prefix
First Name
Last Name
Suffix
Country
Address Line 1 *
Address Line 2
City *
State/Province *
Postal Code *
Household Information
Do you live in Skagit County?
*We only consider applicants who currently live in Skagit County, Washington.
Do you own the home?
*We only consider applicants who are current homeowners.
Is the home built on a foundation?
Do you carry homeowner's insurance?
*We only consider applicants who have lived in their home for at least one full year.
*Please note that Skagit Habitat for Humanity's programs serve individuals and families falling within 30%-60% of Skagit County's Area Median Income (AMI.)
Home Repairs Needed
*Skagit Habitat for Humanity's Habitat Helpers Program will focus on creating or improving entryways, including accessibility ramps, stairs, and/or handrails. The home must be built on a foundation.
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*This may include budgetary restraints, age, disability, etc.
I have provided the most accurate information that best represents my personal and household circumstances,

Skagit Habitat for Humanity will review all inquiries. If all program requirements are met, additional documentation will be requested to complete the application process and move forward with the home repairs.


This program was made possible thanks to generous support from:
  • Skagit Habitat for Humanity
    Skagit Habitat for Humanity

    1022 Riverside Drive
    Mount Vernon, WA 98273

    360-428-9402
    assistant@skagithabitat.com

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