Ocean City Today

Applications for funding for home repair now accepted

Apr 05, 2018
The Worcester County Humane Society Thrift Store on Sunset Avenue in West Ocean City is accepting donations from the community to help fund the no-kill animal shelter.


(April 6, 2018) Habitat for Humanity of Worcester County received a $3,500 grant from the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore for its Critical Home Repair Program.

The grant provides resources for critical repairs for existing homeowners in Worcester County who are otherwise unable to complete the work themselves or obtain a conventional loan to do so.

The funds will be allocated to supplies needed for home repair, staffing, and volunteer management materials. Examples of critical home repairs are roofing, exterior painting, accessibility, weatherization and repair of other structural issues.

“The funding of this grant helps us achieve our mission to ensure everyone has a decent, safe place to live in our community and, for that, we are very appreciative and thankful to the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore,” Andrea Canon, Resource Development coordinator for Habitat for Humanity of Worcester County, said.

The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore grant enables Habitat to focus on critical home repairs during its next homeowner application round, April 1-30.

Individuals or families interested in applying for critical home repair should visit www.habitatworcester.org/family-services to review the guidelines and determine eligibility. For questions, email inquire@habitatworcester.org or call 410-208-4440.

Habitat for Humanity of Worcester County, Inc. is a local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International and is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope.

Habitat for Humanity of Worcester County is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions.

For more information, to donate or to volunteer, visit www.habitatworcester.org.

Established in 1984, Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore is a public foundation and a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. It serves Wicomico, Worcester and Somerset counties. For more information, visit www.cfes.org.

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