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Critical Home Repair (CHR) completes repairs impacting health, safety, accessibility and energy efficiency at a subsidized rate, allowing homeowners to remain in their homes and preserve York County’s dwindling affordable housing stock.

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Basic Eligibility Guidelines

  • Reside in York County
  • Own or reside in the home in need of repairs for at least 3 years at the time of application
  • Earn no more than 60% of median income for the area
  • Veterans may earn up to 80% of median income for the area
    • If you are a veteran, you must have been honorably discharged
  • Be in good standing on mortgage and property tax payments
  • Agree to terms of partnership with Habitat for Humanity of York County, including:
    • Completion of at least 8 hours of mandatory sweat equity
    • Repayment of applicable project costs

ready to apply?

To apply or for questions, please call the Critical Home Repair Hotline at 803-328-1728 x3 or email

Print out the application

Application Steps

  1. 1 Submit a completed application
  2. 2 Home Assessment
  3. 3 House Assessment
  4. 4 Approval Letter
  5. 5 Repairs Scheduled
  6. 6 Program Year 2022 Deadline

Step 01

Submit a completed application

  1. Call the Critical Home Repair Hotline 803-328-1728 x3, email or stop by our office to obtain an application.
  2. Applications may be obtained and submitted on an ongoing basis. Applications must be turned in to Habitat of York County with all required and necessary documents

Step 02

Home Assessment

A home assessment will be scheduled during the months of January or February each year for applicants who meet the qualification criteria.

  1. Home must be in York County; limited repair scope for mobile/manufactured homes
  2. Tax Assessment Building Value must be no more than $100,000
  3. All property taxes must be paid in full
  4. Income of homeowner(s) must fall at or below 60% of HUD median income to be approved.  (80% or below for veterans.)
  5. Find out where you fall on the HUD median income scale.

Step 03

House Assessment

A whole-house assessment will be completed to determine if the repair request is feasible.

Step 04

Approval Letter

An approval letter will be mailed to approved applicants which will indicate payment amounts and payment deadlines.

Step 05

Repairs Scheduled

Once the full payment for repairs has been received, the repair will be scheduled based upon volunteer capacity, funding availability and materials availability.

Step 06

Program Year 2022 Deadline

The application deadline for the 2022 Repair Program will be released shortly. All applications and documentation must be submitted by this deadline to be considered for the 2022 program year.