Home Repair Program

In an effort to revitalize communities and keep homeowners in their homes, Habitat for Humanity of Gallatin Valley established a Home Repair Program in 2011. Habitat helps very low and low-income homeowners with repair projects, so they can continue living in safe, decent, and affordable homes for many years to come.

Habitat for Humanity of Gallatin Valley is currently partnering with families in Gallatin, Park and Eastern Madison Counties to provide repairs dealing with health and safety issues.

Home Repair Program Qualifications

Qualifying projects include the correction of health and safety hazards, provisions of handicap accessibility or cost-effective energy improvements.

Applicants must meet the following guidelines:

  1. Applicants must own their home and live in Gallatin, Park or Eastern Madison Counties.
  2. If the home is a mobile home, it must be on a permanent foundation, pillars or blocks.
  3. Applicants must show a willingness to partner which includes filling out an application, providing any requested paperwork, attending any required meetings and completing agreed upon sweat equity hours.
  4. Applicants must show an ability to pay back project costs with a 0% interest loan.
  5. Applicants must fall within the low or very low income brackets for their county. See chart below for annual income maximums.
# in Household Gallatin County Park and Madison Counties
1 $44,300 $37,350
2 $50,650 $42,700
3 $56,950 $48,000
4 $63,300 $53,350
5 $68,350 $57,600
6 $73,450 $61,900
7 $78,500 $66,150
8 $83,550 $70,400

(updated October 2018)

Habitat counts non-wage income from everyone in the household and wages from everyone 18 and older. Habitat counts all sources of income, including alimony/maintenance, child support, food stamps, pension, retirement, SSDI, SSI, survivor’s benefits, TANF, and wages, but does not count student financial aid.

Home Repair Program Application

We accept applications on a rolling basis and repairs are often scheduled several months in advance.

Please mail all completed applications to:

Habitat for Humanity of Gallatin Valley
230 Arden Drive
Belgrade, MT 59714

Selection Process

If an applicant meets the financial and geographic criteria, the Project Coordinator will visit the home and complete an assessment to determine if the requested repairs qualify for the program and are feasible.

Staff of Habitat for Humanity of Gallatin Valley will then determine which applicants have the greatest need for repairs and which projects are possible. It is possible that not every applicant will be selected. Habitat for Humanity of Gallatin Valley currently has the capacity to complete between 8-12 projects each year.

For further information about the program, please contact Program Specialist, Jill Ellwood at 406-388-8225 or jellwood@habitatbozeman.org.

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