The Neighborhood Revitalization Program is designed to help low-income homeowners who are struggling to maintain the integrity of their homes. By participating in this program, homeowners are able to reclaim their homes with pride and dignity. The focus of the Neighborhood Revitalization Program is on exterior repairs. We typically complete two Critical Home Repairs each year and a handful of smaller projects.
The first step in applying for the Neighborhood Revitalization Program is to fill out an application, which can be picked up at the office.
Demonstrated need for exterior home repairs
Repairs requested must fall within our Scope of Work
Applicant owns their own home and has either paid off mortgage or is current on mortgage payments
Willingness to partner with Wabash Valley Habitat for Humanity through the completion of sweat equity hours.
Income must fall within Wabash Valley Habitat for Humanity's income guidelines which are based on the number of individuals in the home and the percentage of income as related to the area median income
Applicant has stable, verifiable income for the previous 12 months
Applicant has paid most of their monthly bills on time for the previous 12 months (this includes credit card, phone, bill, utilities, etc.)
Applicant is a US Citizen or Permanent Resident
Applicant has no judgments or liens
All applicants are subject to a criminal background check, credit check and a sex offender registry check
We encourage anyone with questions to call our office, 812-235-5914, or schedule a meeting with our Neighborhood Revitalization Coordinator.
Scope of Work
Exterior Lighting Replacement
Minor Repair or Replacement of Window & Door Glass
Gutter and Soffit Replacement
Weatherization of Doors and Windows
Porch Repairs and Wheel Chair Ramps
Minor Fence/Railing Repair
Exterior Painting of Window and Door Trim
Replacement of Select Appliances
Landscaping including Yard and Brush Clean-up and Trash Removal
For more specific information related to our Scope of Work, please see our application, call the office, or schedule a meeting with our Neighborhood Revitalization Coordinator.
How to Apply
Applications must be picked up & returned to the Wabash Valley Habitat for Humanity office located at 2313 Tippecanoe Street. Applications are accepted year round and are reviewed by our Neighborhood Revitalization Coordinator as they come into the office. Depending on demand, some Application meetings, which are open to the public may be held periodically. Please follow our Facebook for updates on any meetings.
Documents Required for Application
Previous two months of pay stubs for each person earning income
Previous two years of tax returns for each person earning income
Previous two months of bank statements
Payment history letters for each of your utility companies (gas, electric, water, phone, etc.)
Copies of drivers license or state identification card for each member of the household
Copies of social security card for each member of the household
Court order for Child Support or Alimony income and copies of previous 12 months of payment received (if applicable)
Verification of SSI/Disability for all applicable household members
Copy of the deed on your home and other proof of ownership such as property tax receipts
Copy of homeowners insurance on your property
Copies of any other sources of income
Other documents may be requested by the Neighborhood Revitalization Coordinator at any time during the application process.
Each applicant is required to perform sweat equity, which is the time your family must invest in Habitat for Humanity. Sweat equity will be performed on your own home by assisting with repairs, and may be performed with other partner community organizations. Sweat equity hours will be based on the scope of work. A minimum of at least 8 hours will be required by each applicant. Sweat Equity hours must be completed before the project is completed.
Applicants with disabilities that prevent them from completing sweat equity will make alternative arrangements with Wabash Valley Habitat for Humanity for meeting the sweat equity requirements.