Recently, the support I received from Habitat for Humanity of Lenawee County made it possible for me to choose my own subcontractors and install siding and gutters on my house. They assisted me with $7,500.00 from a Federal Home Loan Bank grant, for the work I had done, and I was responsible for the balance of the work.
My experience began in 2019 when my neighbor also received help from Habitat Lenawee. I applied for their Home Improvement Grant. Habitat has first come first serve policy, and funds were used for the season, as I applied late in the year.
I learned my lesson, and in 2020, as soon as I received the announcement and application for pre-approval, I filled it out immediately. Jennifer Bush, the Repair Manager at Habitat Lenawee was a great pleasure and helpful in assisting me with the application process and what I needed to provide for documentation.
The Habitat Lenawee repair process was easy to navigate. When funding is available, their support will help make critical improvements to your home, including accessibility and safety modifications. Habitat Lenawee can suggest licensed subcontractors that they work with, or the applicant can choose. Applicants are required to submit two bids, within the 30 days of the application.
I am appreciative of the support I received from Habitat for Humanity of Lenawee County. Without their help, my repair needs would still exist with further damage from the gutters. I plan to give back as a volunteer.
My advice to those with repair needs is first to do your homework so that you will be an informed consumer. You will no doubt see that Habitat Lenawee will be the right fit for you.