Habitat for Humanity Corpus Christi has several programs in place to help our community.
Homeownership – Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to helping hard working families in our community attain affordable homeownership. Low-income workers are finding it hard to keep pace with the rising cost of living as they struggle to provide a decent home for their families.
Homeownership provides stability for families and children, a sense of dignity and pride and improved health, safety and security. It also increases educational and job prospects and makes our neighborhoods stronger.
To make homeownership a reality for deserving families in our community, Habitat for Humanity Corpus Christi uses tax-deductible donations of money and materials to build new homes or rehab foreclosed homes in partnership with families in need of decent, affordable housing. Partner families are qualified through a comprehensive application process that evaluates their need for housing, their ability to pay for a mortgage and their willingness to partner with Habitat for Humanity by providing volunteer labor.
Aging in Place – through our Aging in Place program, Habitat helps older adults age at home and in communities of their choice. Our Habitat collaborates with human services organizations to evaluate individual needs and provide critical home repairs, modifications and community services specific to each homeowner’s lifestyle to preserve their home and their independence.
Critical Home Repair – through our Critical Home Repair program, critical systems that impact health and safety are repaired, replaced or built for families who could not otherwise afford to accomplish these tasks. Critical home repairs include the repair or replacement of major home systems including roofing, siding, windows, heating and air conditioning, plumbing or electrical systems, or providing accessibility accommodations such as wheelchair ramps.
Families who earn less than 60% of the area median income (or less than 80% of the area median income when a veteran lives in the home) are considered for the program. Critical Home Repair applicants are qualified through a comprehensive application process that evaluates their need for the service, their ability to repay a portion of the material costs, and their willingness to partner through volunteer labor (sweat equity).