The Other Carpenter Program

West Philadelphia Repair Initiative from Habitat Philadelphia

The Other Carpenter Program

Critical repairs for West Philadelphia homeowners in need

The Other Carpenter (TOC) is our home repair program that assists low-income homeowners residing in the East and West Parkside, Belmont, Mantua and Cathedral Park communities of West Philadelphia in the overall maintenance and improvement of their homes.  TOC has completed more than 750 projects since 2001 with the help of volunteers and engaged community members.  TOC's repair program is based on Habitat's traditional model of homeowner participation, in which the homeowner works with staff and volunteers on repairs and improvements, and contributes is responsible for 25% of the cost of materials. 

Interested in services from The Other Carpenter?

TOC serves a specific geographic area (the East and West Parkside, Belmont, Mantua and Cathedral Park neighborhoods in West Philadelphia), and part of a homeowner's eligibility for services is determined by their home address.  If you're interested in becoming a client, please contact Renia Johnson, Intake Specialist, at or 267 284 0310.  

Interested in volunteering with The Other Carpenter?

TOC's projects depend on the hard work and dedication of hundreds of volunteers every year.  Volunteers are taught construction skills and guided throughout the day by TOC staff.  To sign up to help, please visit our volunteer page.