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Cayuga County Habitat for Humanity Launches New Program for Home Repairs


Cayuga County homeowners in need of critical home repairs are in luck.

Cayuga County Habitat for Humanity has announced it will soon accept applications for a new program to help homeowners make repairs to their property. Under the Critical Repair Program, eligible homeowners can receive up to $3,000 in repairs. These include porch repair, ramp installation, exterior painting, and minor indoor repairs.

While Habitat for Humanity has run this program for many years, this is the first year the Cayuga County affiliate is participating, Executive Director of Cayuga County Habitat for Humanity, Mary Pidgeon told Finger Lakes News Radio.

Pidgeon added that the impetus for launching the program was an abundance of requests the group received last quarter asking for specific assistance.

“Last quarter, we received a lot of requests for assistance for ramps, for general home repair, and things of that nature,” Pidegoen explained. “Some other non-profit agencies around the area are saturated; they can’t accept any more applications. There’s a waiting list… That gave us the idea to apply for a grant.”

Cayuga County Habitat for Humanity has received grant funding for the Critical Repair Program through the SW Metcalf and DE French Foundations. 

The application window opens Monday and runs through March 1. Eligibility and application information can be found at cayugahabitat.org. Anyone with questions about the Critical Repair Program is asked to call 315-255-1427.



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