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Our general repair program is currently at capacity. To be notified when applications have reopened, please fill out our inquiry form.

Program Inquiry Form

Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia does not provide emergency home repairs.

If you or someone you know is in need of immediate assistance, please visit PHDC’s Basic Systems Repair Program for more information.

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Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia’s Home Repair programs build on Habitat’s traditional partnership model using affordable payment options, sweat equity, and volunteer labor to work alongside homeowners to maintain safety and security in their homes, make necessary critical repairs, or pay utility bills.

Step 1.

Submit an Inquiry

Homeowners interested in the Home Repair Program are evaluated on the same core criteria as our Homeownership Program: (1) the need for repair services, (2) willingness to partner with Habitat throughout the duration of the project, (3) meeting the required Area Median Income (AMI) (see chart below).

If you cannot inquire online, you can speak to a Habitat Staff Member by phone. Phone calls are returned only on Mondays and Fridays. Due to the volume of inquiries, your message may not be returned the same week. The quickest way to receive a reply is by completing the online form.
Step 2.

Formal Application

A member of our staff will contact you to learn more about your housing or repair needs and discuss the eligibility requirements for our programs. If you meet the criteria for a specific program, you will be invited to formally apply.

Step 3.

Home Assessment

Habitat conducts an in-person home assessment by our repair team to determine if the home is a good fit for the Home Repair Program’s provided services.

Step 4.


If accepted, homeowners typically hear back from Habitat within 30 days with the project work scope and payment arrangements. Habitat’s Home Repair Coordinator meets with each accepted family to discuss the project and collect a deposit payment.

Step 5.

Project Completion

Upon the completion of the work scope, the Home Repair Coordinator meets again with the homeowner to sign off on the project. The process of submitting an application, assessing your home, and signing onto the project takes 2-3 months to complete. Project completion will take place 90 days from your sign-on date. 

Income Eligibility Requirements

Household size includes children residing in the home at least 50% of the time. Household income is calculated based on the gross income of all adults. Below, the maximum income is based on 80% of the current HUD Area Median Income (AMI) for Philadelphia.

Household SizeMinimum Household IncomeMaximum Household Income
Household Size1Minimum Household Income$40,150Maximum Household Income$64,250
Household Size2Minimum Household Income$45,900Maximum Household Income$73,400
Household Size3Minimum Household Income$51,350Maximum Household Income$82,600
Household Size4Minimum Household Income$57,350Maximum Household Income$91,750
Household Size5Minimum Household Income$61,950Maximum Household Income$99,100
Household Size6Minimum Household Income$66,550Maximum Household Income$106,450
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