Critical Home Repair Program

Critical Home Repair Program

Habitat Spartanburg helps Spartanburg County homeowners maintain the health, safety, and accessibilty of their homes by offering exterior repairs at a fraction of the actual cost through the Critical Home Repair Program.

How does the program work?

Those interested in any repair work must first apply to the Critical Home Repair Program.

We accept applications year-round for the Critical Home Repair Program, and applications are processed on a rolling basis as space becomes available. New applicants should expect a wait time of at least 3 to 6 months, but please note that the timeframe can vary widely.

Those approved for the Critical Home Repair Program receive repairs at about 10% of the actual cost. We only consider repairs which are CRITICAL to health, safety, and accessibility in the home, and we are limited to OUTDOOR repair work only. Common projects include roofing, siding, gutters, wheelchair ramps, porches, and railings. 

To date, we have served more than 30 families through this program, helping them remain safely in their longtime homes!

Are we accepting applications?

We are NOT currently accepting new applications for the Critical Home Repair Program. We expect to start accepting them again sometime after the new year. When we start again, we will be  prioritizing applications from VETERANS living anywhere in Spartanburg County and from ALL homeowners in the Highlands, Northside, Spartanburg Regional, South Converse, and Enoree areas.

How can you apply?

Click Here to Download the Critical Home Repair Application Packet

We are NOT currently distributing the application for the Critical Home Repair Program through any means other than the link above. If you would like a hard copy mailed to you, please check back after the new year.

To prepare your application packet...

  1. Carefully review the qualifications on the first page. Check the boxes for the qualifications you DO meet, and leave unchecked the boxes for any qualifications you DO NOT meet. Treat unchecked boxes as your "to-do list."
  2. Gather all required documents outlined on the second page. Make copies of these documents and keep them together to submit with your application. If any need to be updated when you apply, we will let you know.
  3. Fill out the remainder of the packet, and DO NOT leave any sections blank. Pay special attention to instructions for short-answer questions, and answer these fully and in detail. Failure to do so can result in denial of your application.

Once your application is fully prepared, please submit it BY APPOINTMENT by calling 864.591.2221 ext. 100.

What are the qualifications?

Applicants must meet 3 qualifications for approval:

  1. Need for Assistance
  2. Ability to Pay
  3. Willingness to Partner

Details are outlined on the top page of the application packet, which is available for download at the link above.

What if you own a mobile, manufactured, or multi-family home?

We WILL consider applications for mobile, manufactured, or multi-family dwellings, but we may be more limited in the types of repairs that we can complete on these homes. If your home is in poor condition, please consider our Homeownership Program as an alternative.

Other questions?

For more information, please contact the Program Services Specialist at 864.591.2221 ext. 100.


Habitat for Humanity of Spartanburg has pledged to the letter and spirit of U.S. Policy for the achievement of equal housing opportunity throughout the nation. We encourage and support an affirmative advertising and marketing program in which there are no barriers to obtaining housing because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin.

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