If you live outside of Home Repairs Ministries service area (parts of metro-Atlanta, Ga.), or need help with services we are not equipped to provide, we recommend researching some local options near you. Here are a couple help resource ideas:
1) If you are a member of a church, ask if they have some sort of benevolence or assistance program for people in need. You can start by asking to speak with a Deacon or Elder.
2) Check you city and county government’s web page. Some have assistance programs for home repair needs. This is a good place to start.
3) Do a web search for your state’s Community Action Agency website. These are organizations set up to serve people looking for various kinds of assistance. Once you find the site, either search for your county (the community action agencies are broken up by counties or service areas) or call the general number for further direction to your local agency.
4) If you are a senior, contact the Administration on Aging to see if there are home repair resources available near you.
5) Check your local Habitat for Humanity chapter at www.habitat.org, then entering your zip code in the "Find Your Local Habitat" section. Some chapters offer home repair assistance options and some do not.
6) Check your local Rebuilding Together chapter, if you have one. Visit www.rebuildingtogether.org, and then click on “Find Help” at the top of the page. If there's a local site, you can click through to their website.
7) Some counties offer block grants for home repair needs. Contact your local county government to ask and find out more.
8) Some state governments have home repair assistance programs. Check their website for more information.
9) Many areas offer weatherization assistance (this is not specifically for home repair, but to make homes more energy-efficient) for low-income families. Do a search on LIHEAP and your city or county.
10) Florida has a state home repair program called SHIP, short for State Housing Initiatives Partnership. If you live in Florida, do a search on SHIP and your county or city to see if that might be an option for you.
11) The Department of Housing and Urban Development has a page with links to home repair resources. Check it out at https://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/topics/home_improvements
If you live in a rural area, there are a couple specific USDA grant and loan programs available. Learn more at https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/single-family-housing-repair-loans-grants
12) If you live in Atlanta, you can try Hopeworks. They have a similar focus to Home Repairs Ministries, with a specific focus on helping with heating and cooling needs.
13) Here is another Atlanta organization which does similar work, House Proud.
Phone: (404) 464-5950