A Green Bay nonprofit is branching out, not only building homes for those in need, but repairing too. Local 5 has more on Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity’s new program, aimed at helping seniors stay in their homes.
On Louise Street a little rain isn’t stopping crews from Habitat for Humanity from repairing this front porch. And homeowner Barb Gonzales is watching – overwhelmed by the work underway.
“This is a godsend, this is a blessing, oh my gosh yes, it’s going to look nice too,” Gonzales said.
This summer Gonzales contacted Habitat for Humanity looking for some assistance with a failing porch and leaking foundation, after hearing about the nonprofit’s new Home Repair program.
“This project and this program are there to help homeowners stay in their homes,” said Program Manager Zach Schreiber.
“We wanted to help out people who already own their own homes and help them with some of those repairs they might not be able to make on their own,” said Willow Stewart from Habitat.
The program in its second year and targets low to moderate income homeowners. The focus is on exterior repairs under $2,500. Those eligible are required to contribute to the project.
“We do ask they help as much as they are able to. We do have a scale that we look at for that. But even helping by bringing the volunteers lunches or just being present and helping with the repairs if able is awesome,” said Stewart.
It’s a program that’s giving Gonzales back her front porch.
“I can stay in my home, for five years I could not get up that step, five years,” said Gonzales.
Thanks to a new home repair program – courtesy of Habitat for Humanity.