About Home Preservation

Orginally A Brush with Kindness, Habitat has completed home repair projects since 2010. This program has expanded from previouslly only completing small, exterior home repairs and maintance to now take on larger, internal and external repairs now named the Home Preservation Program.

Habitat for Humanity of Orange County’s Home Preservation serves low-income homeowners who struggle to maintain the interior and exterior of their homes. The program is designed to help preserve affordable homeownership and assist homeowners to live in healthy, safe and accessible homes. Types of repairs include: Critical repairs (roof, HVAC, plumbing), accessibility modifications (wheelchair ramps, grab bars, and handrails), interior and exterior work (porch or deck, painting, patching, minor repairs).

Eligibility requriements include being a resident of Orange County, North Carolina, own the home needing repairs,be current on property taxes and mortage payments (if applicable), and must fall below 80% of the Area Median Income. If you qualify, you will be asked to pay a small portion of the repair costs using a sliding scale and payment plan.

Meet a Homeowner



Nancy and Jimmy have been married for 37 years and have lived in the Chapel Hill area all their lives. They met while working at UNC’s Hematology Lab together and have three children and three grandchildren who still live in the Triangle area. Nancy had heard about Habitat from fri… Read more