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Critical Home Repair

Affordable home repairs preserve homeownership in our community.

By providing affordable home repairs, our Critical Home Repair Program preserves homeownership for low-income residents while alleviating critical health and safety concerns. With our skilled construction staff, the assistance of outside vendors and contractors, and the enlisted help of volunteers, qualified homeowners can find help with a variety of interior and exterior repairs. Partnering homeowners are left with a new sense of pride and are able to remain in and enjoy their homes for years to come.

Our Critical Home Repair program works with limited-income homeowners who need assistance with essential repairs that will alleviate health and safety issues - including accessibility modifications. 

Examples of home repairs affecting health and safety include:

unsafe roofing or flooring

lack of heat or a/c

electrical or plumbing repairs

insect extermination

Examples of accessibility modification include:

handrail and grab bar installation

safe access modifications

ramp installation

barrier-free showers/tubs

Read how home repairs have impacted our community

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How do I get started?



Applications can be completed online, by downloading and mailing a paper copy (PO Box 2008, Matthews, NC 28106), or by picking up a paper application from our office. 

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and are based on need and the availability of funds.  

How do I qualify?

You own and occupy your home located within Matthews, Mint Hill, or Stallings

The home must be owned and occupied by you, with deed in your name, for at least one year. You must intend to remain in the home as your primary residence for the next five years. You must be current on all property taxes or be actively paying on a payment plan, have homeowner’s insurance, and pass a credit check to ensure there are no property liens. The home cannot be in danger of foreclosure.


The home must be located in our service area (Matthews, Mint Hill, or the Mecklenburg County side of Stallings)

You have a repair need that is affecting the health and safety of you or your family

The proposed repair(s) must meet eligibility requirements as outlined in the Greater Matthews Habitat for Humanity Home Repair Program guidelines, as determined by Greater Matthews Habitat.

You meet the income guidelines

Your total gross income must fall at or below 80% of the area Median Income Level. 

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Here are answers to the questions we hear most.

Need more help?

Send a message to our Homeowner Services Department.

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