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Minor Home Repair Program

Jackson-Union County Habitat for Humanity is excited to announce a minor home repair program. Through this program, local low-income homeowners are able to apply for assistance with necessary minor home repairs.

Qualified applicants must:

  • Own and reside in a home in need of minor repairs (no rental properties)
  • Have proof of homeowner's insurance coverage
  • Reside within Jackson County
  • Fall within specified income guidelines (Fall below 60% of the combined median household income for Jackson County)
  • Materials for repair must cost less than $500
  • Materials for repair must be paid 100% by homeowner unless financial assistance is needed and financially available
  • Agree to partner with Habitat in all aspects of the repair project

Project requests may include:

  • Minor inside plumbing repairs
  • Minor roof repair on low slope roofs
  • Building or repair of small ramps
  • Minor repairs to porches or railings
  • Minor window or door repair
  • Partial weatherization
  • Minor inside wall repairs
  • Screen repair to windows and doors
  • Minor gutter repair and cleaning

Project requests may not involve:

  • Elective reconstruction or remodeling projects
  • Redecorating projects or unnecessary aesthetic changes

If you qualify for this program and have a need for minor home repairs, please call (618)687-4228 or email Darryl Tipton for more information or to request application materials. You may also CLICK HERE to download an application for a repair costing over $250. Or CLICK HERE to download an application for a repair costing under $250. An application must be completed. Note that applications must include all required attachments listed below. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Required Attachments:

  • Most recent property tax bill
  • Documentation of homeowner's insurance
  • Documentation of income or financial assistance received by all members of the household

Submit your completed application and attachments to Jackson-Union County Habitat for Humanity, P.O. Box 1064, Carbondale, IL 62903. Applications will be reviewed and approved as they are received. Once approved, projects will be completed based on the level of need, and on the availability of volunteers and funding.