Habitat for Humanity
P.O. Box 226
Delhi, NY 13753
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Habitat for Humanity of Delaware County NY Programs
Our home repair programs fall into the following categories. We will help you sort out which program may be right for you -- please reach out with any questions.*
"A Brush with Kindness"
Exterior work that includes painting, patching, minor repair, landscaping or replacement of materials for the purpose of maintaining good or sound condition.
Costs do not exceed 5 percent of the average cost of a new
Habitat home in the area.
Designed to improve the energy efficiency and overall indoor air quality and comfort of the structure, weatherization is a systematic repair process to an existing home based on a comprehensive energy audit, resulting in a defined scope of work.
Costs do not exceed 10 percent of the average cost of a new Habitat home in the area.
Critical Home Repair
Extensive interior or exterior work performed to alleviate critical health, life, and safety issues or code violations, including a change to or repair of materials or components; a reconfiguration of space; a modification for accessibility; or installation or extension of plumbing, mechanical or electrical systems on an existing structure. Note: Painting is not a critical home repair.
Costs do not exceed 15 percent of the average cost of a new Habitat home in the area.
*Please note that the information on this website may not be current. Please call or email our office for the most current information on programs and applications.
We partner with residents of Delaware County who have limited means to help them work toward owning their own home. If your income falls within the following guidelines, you may be eligible.*
Habitat homes are not free. We believe in a "hand up," not a hand out. We create partnerships with volunteers and homeowners. Eligible homeowners may qualify for zero- or low-interest mortgages -- and put in hundreds of hours of their own hard work, or "sweat equity." *
Besides income, Habitat also considers these guidelines:
* Is your current housing inadequate for your needs?
* Do you own your own home?
* Do you have the ability to pay?
-You should not have excessive credit card debt or multiple
bills in collection. (Please call us if you are not sure.)
-You should not have declared bankruptcy in the last 3 years.
-You should pay your rent on time.
-You should have had stable income for the last 12 months.
* Are you are willing to partner with Habitat?
-You should be willing to partner with Habitat and put in
a minimum of 200 hours of "sweat equity," then volunteer on
the next home built after yours is completed.
* Are you willing to attend budget classes and
homeowner education workshops?
* Are you are willing to live in a location where Habitat
has land available to build or a home to rehabilitate?
*Please note that the information on this website may not be current. Please call or email our office for the most current info on programs and applications.