Home Repair & Rehabilitation

Minor Repair Program

Funded by the City of Durham and facilitated by Habitat for Humanity of Durham, the Minor Repair Program is intended to help Durham low-income homeowners.  The purpose of the Minor Repair Program is to correct substandard housing conditions which pose an imminent threat to life, safety, or accessibility.  The goals of this Program are to protect Durham's current affordable housing stock and allow Durham residents to remain in their homes safely.  

home repairs include:

  • Plumbing
  • Roofing
  • Ramps & Railings
  • Drainage & Grading
  • Heating and/or Air Conditioning
  • Framing & Exterior Trim
  • Electrical
  • Flooring
  • Porches
  • Gutters & Downspouts

TO BE ELIGIBLE:

Property Eligibility:

  • Property must be located within the City of Durham and Durham County limits.
  • Manufactured homes, as defined below in NCGS.143-149.9(6), are not eligible for assistance.
    • Manufactured Homes - A structure, transportable in one or more sections, which, in traveling mode, is eight feet or more in width or is 40 feet or more in length, or when erected on site, is 320 or more square feet, and which is built on a permanent chassis and designed to be used as a dwelling with or without a permanent foundation when connected to the required utilities, and includes the plumbing, heating, electrical systems contained therein.

Owner Eligibility:

  • Owner(s) must be aged 62 or older or disabled with documented benefits (SSI or SSDI) and income eligible.
  • Owner(s) must have occupied their home as their principal residence for at least one year prior to applying.
  • Owner(s) who do not reside in their home at the time of application because of the home's condition must be able to move back into their home within 30 calendar days of completion of the repairs.
  • Owner(s) cannot own another residential property.

Income Eligibility:

  • Low-income households are defined as having a combined income of less than 50% the median income, adjusted for family size and persons, as defined by the United States Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD).

HUD 2021 Home Adjusted Income Limits for Durham, NC

  1. Family Size12345678
    50% AMI$30,250$34,600$38,900$43,200$46,700$50,150$53,600$57,050

    Note: Income limits are based on U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development HOME Income Limits.

how to apply:

Applications for the Minor Repair Program can be downloaded from the Habitat for Humanity of Durham Webpage.  Applications can be emailed or mailed/hand delivered with all requisite documents to:

Habitat for Humanity of Durham
215 North Church Street
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 682-0516
Email: [email protected]

For more information about the City of Durham Minor Repair Program, please visit Habitat for Humanity of Durham Webpage.

Substantial Rehabilitation Program:

Funded by the City of Durham and facilitated by Habitat for Humanity of Durham, the Substantial Rehabilitation Program provides housing rehabilitation services to low and moderate income homeowners.  Homeowners may receive up to $35,000 to repair major systems including: plumbing, electrical, heating & air conditioning, etc.  Funding is not intended for cosmetic repairs.

to be eligible:

Property Eligibility:

  • Property must be located within the City of Durham and Durham County limits.
  • Manufactured homes, as defined below in NCGS.143-149.9(6), are not eligible for assistance.
    • Manufactured Homes - A structure, transportable in one or more sections, which, in traveling mode, is eight feet or more in width or is 40 feet or more in length, or when erected on site, is 320 or more square feet, and which is built on a permanent chassis and designed to be used as a dwelling with or without a permanent foundation when connected to the required utilities, and includes the plumbing, heating, electrical systems contained therein.

Owner Eligibility:

  • Owner(s) must be aged 62 or older or disabled with documented benefits (SSI or SSDI) and income eligible.
  • Owner(s) must have occupied their home as their principal residence for at least one year prior to applying.
  • Owner(s) who do not reside in their home at the time of application because of the home's condition must be able to move back into their home within 30 calendar days of completion of the repairs.
  • Owner(s) cannot own another residential property.

Income Eligibility:

  • Low-income households are defined as having a combined income of less than 50% the median income, adjusted for family size and persons, as defined by the United States Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD).  With approval, low-income households may finance rehabilitation costs through a 0% interest rate, 10-year forgivable loan.

HUD 2021 HOME Adjusted Income Limits for Durham, NC

  1. Family Size12345678
    50% AMI$30,250$34,600$38,900$43,200$46,700$50,150$53,600$57,050

    Note: Income limits are based on U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development HOME Income Limits.

how to apply:

Interested homeowners in need of assistance should contact:

Habitat for Humanity of Durham
215 North Church Street
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 682-0516
Email: [email protected]

For additional information regarding the Substantial Rehabilitation Program, please visit Habitat for Humanity of Durham Webpage.