Repairing Homes Strengthens a Community:
Town of James Island and Sea Island Habitat for Humanity Partner Up
Town of James Island homeowners in need of maintenance help are invited to apply for assistance from the Town and Sea Island Habitat for Humanity (SIHH). Town Council recently voted unanimously to devote $30,000 for a Critical Home Repair Program to help homeowners complete much-needed maintenance projects. Sea Island Habitat for Humanity will assess projects and perform the maintenance work. Critical Home Repair beneficiaries and their families are expected to participate to the extent possible when assessors or construction crews are on site.While similar arrangements exist in other regions, this collaboration is unique to greater Charleston.
Homeowners whose incomes fall under 80% of the area median income may apply. Applications for repair work are available online at http://www.jamesislandsc.us and at the Town Hall at 1238-B Camp Road. There is no deadline to apply; requests will be received and projects undertaken on a rolling basis.
Applications will be reviewed to ensure residency requirements are met, and Habitat construction professionals will assess repair requests. Among projects organizers expect to see: ramps, roof repairs, window replacements and more.
For More Information about the Program, please see the Repair Care Program Overview.
* Due to a large interest in the program and a growing waiting list, the Town is not currently accepting applications. We except to begin accepting applications in the fall of 2017.
If you have any questions about the program, please call Town Hall at 843.795.4141