Lexington Habitat for Humanity is not currently accepting applications for our Home Repair program. Please check back for updates about the next application period. 

Contact April Smith, Family Services Director, at (859)252-2224 Ext. 112 or aprils@lexhabitat.org with further questions or concerns.


Download Critical Home Repair Information


In 2013 Lexington Habitat launched Love Your Neighborhood Critical Home Repair. This program helps low-income homeowners make needed repairs so they can live in a safe, healthy and affordable home. Critical Home Repair is part of a Habitat for Humanity nation-wide effort to serve homeowners who are affected by age, disability or family circumstances and struggle to maintain the integrity of their homes. Through extensive interior or exterior work, critical health, life and/or safety and affordability issues are alleviated.

Lexington Habitat recognizes that new home construction is only a part of the solution for quality, affordable housing. Love Your Neighborhood Critical Home Repair is part of Lexington Habitat’s broader community development strategy to transform and strengthen communities. It 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.

How it Works

Lexington Habitat’s Love Your Neighborhood—Critical Home Repair & Home Preservation program requires an affordable payment from the homeowner for a portion of the repair costs. The program focuses on both exterior and interior home repair services such as roof repairs and replacement, wall repairs, floor systems, weatherization, electrical, plumbing and HVAC, and handicap accessibility issues. Applicants will be scored and ranked by level of need. Not all applications will be approved. Lexington Habitat’s Critical Home Repair & Home Preservation Program serves homeowners in Fayette County who:
  • Have household income below 60% of HUD Area Median Income
                    Household of 1: $31,320         Household of 5: $48,300
                    Household of 2: $35,760         Household of 6: $51,900
                    Household of 3: $40,260        Household of 7: $55,440
                    Household of 4: $44,700        Household of 8: $59,040
  • Unable to afford the repairs without assistance
  • Have clear title to their home and have used as their primary residence for the past 5 years or more
  • 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 $200,000 or less
  • Willing to complete 10 hours of sweat equity
  • Willing to make monthly payments to repay an affordable loan to cover a portion of the repair costs
To learn more or to request an application please call us at 859-252-2224 x112


How Do I Get Involved?

A Love Your Neighborhood Critical Home Repair fund has been established to ensure funding is available to quickly resolve the urgent housing repair issues facing families. Lexington Habitat works with sponsors to ensure a meaningful experience. Creating community awareness of the Critical Home Repair project and its generous sponsors includes extensive marketing and social media.

For Love Your Neighborhood Critical Home Repair Fund Sponsorship Information contact us at 859-252-2224 or sponsorship@lexhabitat.org.