Neighbors Who Care: Home Repair Program
SELF helps low-income Butler County homeowners with free home repairs and mobility modifications. Last year, we helped more than 80 senior citizens, people with disabilities and families with young children who were physically and financially unable to do the work themselves.
We serve Butler County, Ohio homeowners with household incomes at 50-80% of the Area Median Income. To see if you may qualify, or to apply for home repair assistance, please call 513-868-9300×209 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to see Household Income Qualification Chart.
For a downloadable Home Repair Application Packet click here
Volunteers Needed: SELF is recruiting additional local volunteers to help with home repairs. We have crews that work on Butler County homes each Tuesday of the month from 9am-3pm. If you can help, please contact John Post at 513-820-5024 or email@example.com. Please make an appointment if you need a day other than Tuesday.
Group Workcamps Home Repair Blitz Week
Since 2009, SELF has successfully partnered with the national non-profit Group Cares Foundation to hold an annual Group Workcamps Home Repair blitz week that alternates between Hamilton and Middletown, Ohio. The next camp is scheduled for the City of Middletown from July 10 to July 15, 2017.
During the “blitz week”, hundreds of high school students and adult youth leaders from around the country perform home repairs for low-income and elderly residents who cannot do the work themselves. To date, hundreds of Butler County homeowners have been helped.
How can I help?
Local volunteers are needed to help with coordinating the work, fundraising for the $19,000 building supply fund and providing hospitality for the visitors. Donations are now being accepted for the materials budget as well.
If you are interested in helping with this project but are not able to volunteer your time, please consider making a donation. Supporters can donate to this effort by making checks payable to SELF and mailing them to P.O. Box 1322, Hamilton, Ohio 45012. You can also make an online donation using PayPal by clicking the “Donate” button at right. Please designate the “Home Repair Project” in the check memo line or the online donation “notes to seller” box.
The Home Repair Formula:
Hundreds of Volunteers
+ Community Collaboration
+ Donations +YOU
Repaired Homes, Rebuilt Hope
2012-2013 Butler County Improvements by the Numbers:
29,026 Total volunteer home repair hours
45,000_ spent locally on building materials and supplies