What is ReHabitat?

ReHabitat is Habitat for Humanity of Smith County’s critical repair program. Our goal is simple: to build strength, stability, independence and improved health for seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities as well as low-income individuals. ReHabitat improves the quality of life of homeowners and residents and existing neighborhoods.

 

ReHabitat was started in October 2009 to help low-income seniors with emergency home repairs and modifications. ReHabitat began with a $200,000.00 grant from the East Texas Council of Governments. With that grant, we made critical repairs on 67 homes and served 108 individuals by the end of 2010.

 

To date, Habitat for Humanity of Smith County has completed over 900 critical repairs in East Texas!

What do we do?

  • Critical home repairs including new roofs, plumbing, foundation cracks, unstable floors, energy efficient doors and windows, hot water tanks, HVAC and more.
  • Eliminate barriers and improve safety by making the home accessible.
  • Critical Home Repair Criteria:
    • You must be living in the home and claim it as your primary residence.
    • You must own the home.
    • Home must be a pier and beam or on a slab.
    • Property taxes must be current, able to provide proof of deferral with the county or on a payment plan with the county and able to provide of 6 months’ worth of payments.
    • Your income must be 80 percent of the median income for your area or below. The exception is disabled veterans.

If it is classified as a mobile home and you need weatherization upgrades call 936-564-2491. For critical repairs in a rural area call the USDA at 903-567-6051.

  • Counties we service:
    • Smith, Van Zandt, Cherokee, Anderson, Wood, Henderson, and Rusk

To learn more call 903-595-6630.

 

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This program is supported by a grant from the Texas Veterans Commission Fund for Veterans’ Assistance.
http://www.tvc.state.tx.us/