ABOUT OUR CRITICAL REPAIR PROGRAM

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 1,300 critical repairs in East Texas!

What do we do?

 

Critical home repairs include new roofs, plumbing, foundation cracks, unstable floors, energy efficient doors and windows, hot water tanks, HVAC and more. We 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.
  • We now can accept applications for mobile homes, no more than 20 years old, and it must be on land you own.
  • 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 six months’ worth of payments.
  • Your income must be 80 percent of the median income for your area or below.

 

Family Size 50% of Median Income 80% of Median Income
1 $31,100 $49,850
2 $35,550 $56,950
3 $40,000 $64,1000
4 $44,450 $71,200
5 $48,000 $76,900
6 $51,600 $82,600
7 $55,150 $88,300
8 $58,700 $94,000

To learn more about our critical repair program, call 903-595-6630.

Grant funds are currently available for Veterans and Surviving Spouses of Veterans, as well as Seniors living outside Tyler’s city limits.

 

Please call 903-595-6630 ext. 215 to see if you qualify.

 

Or if you have any questions about the application process, you may also email Valerie Moreno at valerie@smithcountyhabitat.org

Grantor Spotlight

 

A huge thank you to a returning grantor in 2024, the Women’s Fund of Smith County. Thanks to this partnership, our team was able to start the Women & Children Healthy Home Initiative.

This $70,000 grant allows us to provide critical home repairs for those who do not meet the stringent requirements for other existing critical home repair grants. These funds have been specifically designated to impact the lives of single women and children in Smith County. Funds may be used to eliminate mold and mildew, repair roofs, improve ventilation systems, replace water heaters, and/or repair holes in floors and ceilings, and more. By joining together as neighbors, we can change the future of families in need and give their children a fair chance for a life of hope.

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Texas Veterans Commission Fund for Veterans’ Assistance
This program is supported by a grant from the Texas Veterans Commission Fund for Veterans’ Assistance. The Fund for Veterans’ Assistance provides grants to organizations serving veterans and their families. For more information, visit www.TVC.Texas.gov