Habitat for Humanity

The deadline for projects to be completed this season under the Wild Rivers Habitat for Humanity’s Home Repair program is approaching.

Low-income homeowners struggling with improving and maintaining their home for any number of reasons can apply for the program. Repairs that the program can help with are related to poor structural conditions, safety, landscaping and painting, and special needs. Projects can include porch and deck, window, roof, gutters, siding and trim, and wheelchair ramp and railing repair or installation.  

The Wild Rivers Habitat for Humanity’s Home Repair program opportunities span Burnett, Polk, Rusk, and Washburn counties. Qualified applicants will need to provide proof of income, proof of homeownership, and complete an application. Homeowners are responsible for repayment of a no-interest loan by Habitat. 

The Home Repair program is not a remodeling service, a quick fix, or a giveaway program. Applicants must be current on mortgage payments, insurance, and property taxes in addition to passing a background check. Applicants are asked to complete “sweat equity” volunteer hours to support Habitat’s mission. Examples of volunteer opportunities include volunteering at the ReStore, on home repair project sites, or in the Habitat office. 

A Home Repair application can be downloaded from wildrivershabitat.org or mailed by calling the Wild Rivers Habitat office, 715.939.1390. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Wild Rivers Habitat for Humanity 

Wild Rivers Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International and builds strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter in the four counties. WRHFH provides housing assistance by constructing, rehabilitating, and preserving homes for income-qualified individuals and families.

Wild Rivers Habitat for Humanity has constructed more than 47 homes since its formation in 1997 and has completed over 400 projects through its home repair and painting program.

To donate funds, building materials, or to volunteer: wildrivershabitat.org.  

ReStores 

The Spooner and St. Croix Falls Habitat for Humanity ReStores sell new and gently used home improvement goods, furniture, home accessories, building materials, and appliances to the public at a fraction of the retail price. The proceeds are used by local Habitat for Humanity affiliate to help build and renovate homes in the four counties.

Currently 22 ReStores are in Wisconsin, and nearly 850 throughout the United States and Canada.

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