Repair a Home: The Process

Springfield/Eugene Habitat for Humanity works to eliminate sub-standard housing by assisting low-income veterans, seniors and disabled homeowners with minor exterior home repairs. Typical projects include exterior painting, accessibility ramps, gutter repair, fence repair, deck and stair repair, and overgrown brush removal. Habitat does not paint homes where lead-based paint is present.

To get started, follow these easy steps:

Step 1: 
Read Do I Qualify? to determine your eligibility and the eligibility of your property.

Step 2: 
Call or visit the office at (541) 741-1707 to receive an application. Return your completed application to: Springfield/Eugene Habitat for Humanity, 1210 Oak Patch Road, Eugene, Oregon, 97402.

Step 3: 
A construction assessment will be scheduled to determine the scope of the work needed on the home. Habitat will access a credit report for the applicant and co-applicant. A selection committee will review the completed application, credit report(s), and scope of work to determine project eligibility.

Step 4: 
Once the application is approved, an agreement is signed between the homeowner and Springfield/Eugene Habitat for Humanity outlining the scope of work to be performed, the amount of volunteer time or “sweat equity” required, and the terms of the zero-interest loan repayment.

Step 5:
Your project gets scheduled. Volunteers are recruited and materials are ordered for your home improvement project. A minor repair can make a major difference!

Questions? Contact the Family Services & Volunteer Coordinator by email or at 541-741-1707.