Thank you for your interest in our Neighborhood Revitalization (NR) Home Repair Program. You are welcome to submit your application as soon as you have it completed and have gathered all required documents, but please consider the following items:
- Applications will only be accepted at our office – by hand delivery (between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) or by U.S. Postal Service mail delivery. For security reasons, please DO NOT send your application by fax or email.
- If you have any question while completing your application, please call the office to speak with a staff member.
NR’s Home Repair Program Information
Pensacola Habitat for Humanity’s Neighborhood Revitalization Department offers home repair services for low to moderate-income families within Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties to:
- Assist low and moderate-income families and individuals in achieving economic self-sufficiency and family stability through affordable home ownership;
- Empower residents to become involved in the solution to their housing needs and revitalization of their neighborhoods; and
- Facilitate the repair/renovation of substandard and unsafe housing and promotion of neighborhood improvement and stability.
Who performs the repairs?
The program pairs Habitat construction staff, volunteer contractors and skilled tradespeople, who act as project crew leaders, with volunteer crews having various skill levels
Pending availability, Pensacola Habitat for Humanity’s Construction Department also completes repair projects and. In some cases, a licensed contractor will be required and will be paid based on an approved cost estimate.
Repayment of the repair work.
Repayment includes materials and associated costs (such as paid crew leaders, permit fees, contractors, etc.) needed for the repair of the home is mandatory through an agreement that requires equal monthly installments over a term of time not to exceed five years. The homeowner’s obligation to pay for the applicable repair costs will be evidenced by a 0% interest promissory note or mortgage in the amount of the price, payable by the homeowner to PHFH. The amount of the monthly payments must be “affordable” for the applicant household (total housing burden <30% household income).
In addition to repayment, what are my other obligations?
The homeowner(s) and any additional able-bodied residents of the household 18 years or over must agree to contribute a certain number of “sweat equity” hours (or other types of volunteer hours) established by the Neighborhood Revitalization department, commensurate to the work being done on the home or other tasks specified by Habitat. Homeowner’s extended family and friends may contribute a percentage of the total hours of the required sweat equity.