Applying for services is easy and we can help you along the way. Once you send in your application, we will contact you to verify your information and then arrange for an in home visit by our previewer. The previewer will take pictures of the areas that need repairs as an aid in sharing information with the crews that will be doing the work and will share information about our organization with the homeowner. The visit generally takes about one hour. The preview information is then shared and assessed alongside other projects at a meeting the following Monday. If your project is not appropriate for us to do, we will immediately let you know. If your project is one we can take on, we will first develop the work crew, secure the money for the building materials and contact you with a work date. Priority is given to the elderly, disabled and veterans. We prefer to work with homeowners who have owned their home for at least 2 years.
A House Captain is assigned to your project who will begin the process of planning, organizing and scheduling for materials delivery. The homeowner is asked to attend an orientation session, which will take place in our office at Exit 16 of the Northway or in your home. At that time we will take about the workday and discuss the homeowner responsibilities.
There is never a cost to the homeowner for the work we do, however we do expect the homeowner to sign an agreement that they have no plans to sell their home within three years of the project date.
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