We take vacant lots and build new affordable housing as infill in our neighborhoods.
We rehabilitate vacant, condemed homes and get them ready to be owner-occupied again.
Critical Home Repairs
The Critical Home Repair program is designed to help keep low-income families in their existing home by making home repairs for which there is a need.
By building both new and rehabed homes and repairing the home of existing residents, we are increasing affordable housing and property values, reducing blight and crime, and transforming neighborhoods.
Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Harrisburg Area is an ecumenical housing ministry with the goal of eliminating poverty housing. To that end, Habitat offers two very important ways to get involved; Home Ownership and Home Repair. Both of these programs are aimed at either providing home ownership to those not able to obtain in through other means and keeping home owners in their current homes through home repairs.
Habitat is unwilling to accept the fact that thousands of families live without adequate shelter. In order to do that, Habitat creates a joint venture in which those families who benefit from the housing, contribute their labor in the form of 350 “sweat equity hours” to the successful completion of the home.
It is a process. For those who qualify, Habitat urges those families to apply and become a partner in home ownership and critical home repair.
Veteran Repair Corps Program
Similar to our Critical Home Repair Program, the Veteran Repair Corps Program focuses on safety, security, accessibility, code violations, and energy efficiency. As a result of a partnership between The Home Depot Foundation and Habitat for Humanity International, Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Harrisburg Area has been selected as a site for the Veteran Repair Corps Program. Veterans, look at this as a hand up not a hand out. Habitat for Humanity is looking forward to partnering with you and would like to give our thanks to all of you for your service to this country.