Critical Home Repair
We are only accepting home repair applications from households with a veteran (served or currently serving in any branch of U.S. military) at this time. We are not currently accepting applications from households without a veteran member. All non-veteran applications received after 5:00 p. m. January 31, 2022 will not be processed. If no member of your household is a veteran, you may be able to apply for our critical home repair program during our next general application period, expected to open in late 2022.
Please check back here for updates or contact April Smith, Family Services Director, at (859)252-2224 Ext. 112 or AprilS@lexhabitat.org with questions.
Completed applications may be returned by (1) mailing to or placing in a drop box at 700 E Loudon Ave Lexington, KY 40505, (2) scanning and emailing to AprilS@lexhabitat.org or (3) by fax to 859-252-0545.
After an application is submitted, Lexington Habitat will respond by mail indicating the supporting documents that are necessary to complete the application. Applicants will be scored and ranked by level of need. Not all applications will be approved.
All owners of the property must participate in the application process and the application must include required information for all owners and household members.
Through critical home repair and preservation projects, Lexington Habitat’s Love Your Neighborhood program assists low-income homeowners who are affected by age, disability or other circumstances and struggle to maintain the integrity of their homes. This program not only addresses the health, safety and affordability of the individual residences in neighborhoods, it also strengthens connections within the community and helps preserve affordable housing stock.
Lexington Habitat’s Love Your Neighborhood program focuses on home repair services such as roof repairs and replacement, wall repairs, floor systems, weatherization, electrical, plumbing, HVAC and accessibility updates.
Critical Home Repair Application Criteria:
Home must be primary residence of applicant(s) currently and for the past five years
Applicant(s) must be listed as owner(s) on the deed to the house
Have household income below 60% of HUD Area Median Income
Household of 1: $31,740
Household of 2: $36,240
Household of 3: $40,800
Household of 4: $45,300
Household of 5: $48,960
Household of 6: $52,560
Household of 7: $56,220
Household of 8: $59,820
Willing to make monthly payments to repay an affordable loan to cover a portion of repair costs
Unable to afford the repairs without assistance
Household liquid assets total less than $10,000
No household members appear on National or Kentucky sex offender registry
Have current homeowners insurance
Have paid their property taxes in full
Current with existing mortgage payment (if applicable)
Current Property Valuation Administrator’s value of home must be $243,000 or less (2021 maximum)
Willing to complete 10 hours of sweat equity