Critical Home Repairs?

What is a CHR?

A critical home repair consists of extensive interior or exterior work to address health and safety issues or code violations. Critical home repair includes activities such as a change to or repair of materials or components; a reconfiguration of space; a modification for accessibility; or installation or extension of plumbing, mechanical, or electrical systems on an existing structure. 

Does JCHFH perform CHR’s?

To summarize, a Critical Home Repair is addressing a larger safety and livability need for partner families. Through our research and identifying Jackson County residents’ needs, we decided to enter this space and make a difference. This program is in addition to our normal new construction and home accessibility programs. Our community is made up of individuals that own their homes but do not have excess income to keep the home in a safe condition. Our goal is to come alongside each homeowner and offer a discounted, interest-free, microloan to make the necessary repairs. Our team, volunteers, and local contractors all come together to make these projects happen. 

How many have been completed?

We saw a need and made the organizational changes necessary to address the need. We are excited to announce that our first CHR is in progress! Our partner family worked with us to have several plumbing issues and a sinking foundation corrected. We are also working to install an HVAC system and update the windows. 

Want more information?

If you or someone you know is in need of home repairs please reach out to us! Contact Stacey at 706-387-0242 or shammond@jacksoncountyhfh.org for more details.