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Habitat for Humanity launches repair program for those impacted by COVID-19

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WILMINGTONThe pandemic has had a ripple effect on families throughout Delaware including their housing. With more families and individuals sheltering in place, issues like leaking roofs, no working heat, and inadequate railings have come to the surface as urgent issues to resolve. Thanks to two generous gifts from the Welfare Foundation and Barclays, Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County in conjunction with Sussex County Habitat for Humanity is launching a pilot Healthy Homes Repair program for those impacted by COVID-19.

The pilot will last until June with a goal of serving 25 families across the state. Eligible families must be income qualified homeowners and have had at least one family member test positive because of COVID.  The Healthy Homes Pilot will allow Habitat for Humanity to assess overall need for these types of repairs that will help improve families’ health outcomes.

Plans are to include the Kent County affiliate (Central Delaware HFH) by April in the work of this pilot.

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