Finding Free Help With Home Repairs

My husband and I are caring for our 2 grandkids and the DFS just came and took them to foster care due to the fact that we can't afford repairs and remodling on our house. My husband is not in good health and the house is over 100 years old.


By Shannon

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June 19, 20130 found this helpful
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Your best bet would be to contact your home builder's association. Where I live that organization does a once or twice a year. They come in and do minor repairs for elderly/disabled people. However, if your house needs more serious repairs they might not be able to help. Another thing talk to your pastor, sometimes a church will help with things like that, take up a special, anonymous collection, and there are always some members of the congregation that are handy with doing things like carpentry.

As far as asking for free remodeling that is asking for quite a bit. From what I have heard Habitat for Humanity, in some locations will sometimes make some home repairs. They don't do that where I live. Depending on the amount of work your house needs, and it must be a large amount being your grandchildren were taken away, it might be time to consider selling your house, as is, get what you can for it, and find an inexpensive rental, either another house or an apartment. There are some rentals that are HUD financed and rent is based on income. For homeowners the best thing to do is keep up on home repairs as needed, not wait until they become extensive.

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June 22, 20131 found this helpful
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You might also check with your city of county offices. Sometimes they have home rehabilitative programs.

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June 18, 20130 found this helpful

In our area there is a Council of Churches that help seniors with repairs to their homes, you could also check with your local Community Action Corporation. If you don't have those services in your area I would try explaining the situation to every one.


Call churches and any organizations that are in your area. Try calling handymen and see if they are willing to work with you do to the circumstances. My mother found out about the Council of Churches through a plumbing service. There has to be someone who can help.

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June 20, 20130 found this helpful

I was going to suggest If you are church members you might call your pastor and see if they could help you.

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June 20, 20130 found this helpful

Call or write to Habitat of America. Call your towns Senior Help Dept. or ask them where to go for help. Ask your church or any clubs you are members in. Call your Alderman's office too. Good Luck.

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June 22, 20130 found this helpful

Dear Shannon, you might want to try freecycle, its to help recycle items that people no longer have use for its free to join and you can get anything from building materials to slippers on there pretty much anything. If you ask for help on there you may get it, also try the boys brigade, advertise in your local stores for a handyman, payment in cupcakes or homemade jam, your local school or colledge will have a woodworking class, perhaps they would be willing to bring some of the older students around for a practical lesson, failing that, an appeal on your local radio station may get some response.


I hope that this at least helps to get your home ready for the littlies after what must have been a tragedy in your lives, take care,

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June 11, 20170 found this helpful

I am a widow and I disable just recently lost my husband and my basement pipes are old galvanized piping my Academy take it off cuz of pipes are busted in older cracked I need assistance to get it fixed I don't have that kind of money can someone please help me with some financial assistance

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