The Wharton Repair Program, a collaboration between the Borough of Wharton and Morris Habitat for Humanity, began in 2015 to provide home repairs for lower-income property owners who reside in the Borough of Wharton, who cannot obtain the repairs in any other way in order to continue to live in a decent, affordable home. The goal of the program is to provide homeowners with a means to address much needed repairs and upgrades to their homes, as well as making homes handicap accessible. Our focus for the Wharton Repair Program is a series of short-term projects dedicated to repairing homes of those who, due to a combination of financial hardship, age, and disability, cannot do the work.
Morris Habitat for Humanity works to provide services to the entire community through collaborating, planning and participating in neighborhood cleanup days, community forums and streetscaping activities. The program provides home repair services such as roof replacement, furnace replacement, handicap access and other major repairs related to health or safety. All improvements are completed by Morris Habitat volunteers under the guidance of our professional construction supervisors. The Wharton Repair Program utilizes funds from the Borough’s Affordable Housing Trust Fund, volunteers and donations for home repairs, helping to lower the costs of needed repairs while assisting lower income homeowners and residents to continue to live independently and securely in their homes and community.
The Wharton Repair Program is designed to revitalize the appearance of the neighborhood, encourage positive connections within the community and most importantly, help preserve the Borough’s affordable housing stock.
Getting started: 4 easy steps!
- Potential applicants should read the application flyer and the requirements for the Wharton Repair Program.
- Fill out the intake form or email firstname.lastname@example.org for an application.
- Once the application is received and reviewed, the Home Repair Program Coordinator will inspect the home to assess the project requirements and cost, which are added to the application.
- The applicant’s information and the project requirements and cost will be evaluated for qualification for the Wharton Repair program. A status letter will be sent to the applicant within 30 days.
- Once funding is secured for eligible projects, a contract will be signed and work will be scheduled.