Helping homeowners stay safe and healthy in their homes!
Salt Lake Valley Habitat for Humanity is known for building affordable homes. Did you know we also help families maintain safe and healthy homes through our Critical Home Repair Program (CHiRP)?
Safe housing is part of your overall health
Many issues in the home can affect our well-being. For example, uneven flooring is a trip hazard, and one in five falls among seniors causes a serious injury. Moisture problems and air quality can exacerbate lung issues like asthma and COPD. Faulty electrical and appliances are a fire hazard.
“I wish I could write a prescription for a healthy home.”
- A Salt Lake City Pediatrician
CHiRP can address many needs, such as
- Leaking roof.
- Broken and missing windows.
- Leaking faucets and plumbing.
- Broken and missing smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
- Damaged flooring.
- Accessibility for impaired mobility.
- Faulty electrical.
- Faulty water heater, furnace, and A/C.
How CHiRP Works
Our CHiRP team performs a home inspection to identify critical repair needs and ensure that people with impaired mobility can safely enter and move about their homes. We take care of all the details and work with experienced contractors who perform high-quality work in a timely manner.
There is no upfront cost! Qualifying applicants may receive a grant up to $5,000 toward the project cost. We make the remaining cost affordable by providing a 10-year, 0% to 3% interest loan or deferred title lien. We are able to provide this program with funding from the State of Utah, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and other generous supporters.
CHiRP is not an emergency repair program. Projects must be planned and take several months to complete.
Are you eligible?
If you are a U.S. citizen or legal resident alien who owns a home on a foundation in Salt Lake County, Tooele County, or Davis County, please contact us to see if you are eligible to apply. Certain restrictions apply; eligibility does not guarantee approval.
These links are provided as a courtesy to help you connect with other community resources.
Salt Lake County Aging Services offers various services to meet the needs of older adults and their caregivers.
Utah Homeowners Assistance Program can help with past-due mortgage payments, HOA fees, and property taxes.
These images show some of the repair issues we encounter.