Emergency Home Repair
The Emergency Home Repair program eliminates immediate threats to life, health and safety in the homes of low income homeowners with special needs -- elderly, disabled, single parent and families with three or more dependent children.
Repairs may include:
- Electric and other fire hazards.
- Unsafe furnaces, porches, stairs, and handrails.
- Rotted and unsafe floors.
- Serious plumbing and roof problems.
- Handicap access ramps, grab bars, and other accessibility items.
- Installation of smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors.
Since 1988, Emergency Home Repair has grown from a part-time volunteer effort to a full-time year-round effort of volunteers and professionals. In 1988, the program completed seven home repairs. Today, MHO employees, professional subcontractors, board members and approximately 250 other volunteers work to provide over 150 safety-related repairs, serving over 250 people each year.
Since the summer of 1988, when the first MHO volunteers repaired the roof of an elderly widow in Leicester, over 2,800 emergency home repairs have been completed.
- Annual MHO Ramp Festival
- MHO Furnace Fund
- View Our Emergency Home Repair Photo Gallery
- Download Emergency Home Repair Applications