Funds available for home repair projects from Habitat for Humanity 

Published 1:48 pm Tuesday, February 28, 2023

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FOOTHILLS – Thermal Belt Habitat for Humanity has recently received funds and grants, including HUD, which are specifically designated to assist low-income residents in Polk County and Landrum with essential home repairs.  

Homeowners are encouraged to apply now for assistance – the repair work will be done by qualified Habitat staff and trained volunteers. Application forms are available at the Habitat ReStore, 132 N. Trade Ave. in Landrum, public libraries, the Thermal Belt Habitat for Humanity office located at 40 E.Mills St., in Columbus, and online at

This program is offered to qualified homeowners who have a need, are living on a low income, and live in an owner-occupied home. Essential Repair Services include handicap accessibility items such as ramps and grab bars; exterior painting and/or staining; porch and deck repairs; plumbing and/or electrical repair/replacement; door and window weatherization; siding replacement/repairs; roof repairs; and heating/cooling systems repairs. Cosmetic work isn’t covered.

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“Low-income homeowners often struggle to maintain the interior and/or exterior of their homes,” said Ruth Simons, coordinator of the Habitat Home Repair Program.  “So Habitat has designed this program to help preserve affordable homeownership and to assist homeowners to live in healthy, safe, and accessible homes. Our goal is to make home repairs affordable so that low-income homeowners can continue to live independently and securely in their homes.”

The home-repair service is offered to qualified homeowners in Polk County and the City of Landrum. For more information on eligibility requirements visit or call Simons at Thermal Belt Habitat for Humanity at 828-694-0340 ext 115.    


​Submitted by

 Mary Jo Padgett