Home Repair Program

A Brush With Kindness

Program Description

Habitat for Humanity of Delaware & Union Counties offers minor exterior home repair to qualifying homeowners. The A Brush With Kindness (ABWK) program offers:

  • Exterior house painting
  • Porch Repair
  • Siding & Trim repair or replacement
  • Landscaping (planting, weeding, reseeding, removal)
  • Wheelchair accessible ramps
  • Window or door repair or replacement

With the help of the homeowner, Habitat volunteers will complete the projects. The homeowner will then repay the cost of the project with zero-interest monthly payments that the homeowner can afford.

If you have any questions about the ABWK program or the application, please contact:

Kathy Crosbie, Director of Homeowner Services
(740) 363-9950 x231


Program Requirements

Interested homeowners must meet the following criteria in order to qualify for a ABWK project:

  • Home must be owner occupied.
  • Applicant must have proof of ownership and current homeowner’s insurance.
  • Applicant must have a satisfactory credit history and reasonable debt to income ratio.
  • All able-bodied occupants over the age of 18 are expected to provide sweat equity on their project.
  • Approved participants will be required to pay for their project costs through a no interest loan.
  • Applicant must have a steady income within 25-60% of the median income for our area.