Smith County Habitat seeking clients for critical repairs

Sep. 18—Habitat for Humanity of Smith County has grant funds available to complete critical repairs within the homes of Smith County neighbors in need.

The affiliate is seeking individuals and families who may be in need of repairs within and around their homes — specifically, seniors (age 55 or older) living outside the city limits of Tyler who own their home, as well as veterans and surviving spouses of veterans, of any age, who own their home.

The Critical Repairs Department's goal is to provide repairs and renovations to make homes safe, healthy and more accessible. Projects may include, but are not limited to, installing wheelchair ramps, a new roof, heating or AC systems, or new floors that are level, making kitchen cabinets usable, and making doorways and bathrooms easier to maneuver when using a walker or wheelchair.

Interested homeowners are welcome to call or make an appointment with a Habitat team to discuss qualifications. Applicants must meet the grantor's requirements as well as Smith County Habitat's requirements for assistance.

For information on how to apply, call 903-595-6630.

About Habitat for Humanity of Smith County

Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit organization that makes homeownership possible for low-income working families. The Smith County affiliate was formed in 1989. In the past 34 years, HFHSC has partnered with local volunteers and donors to build over 120 homes. Through its home repair program, Habitat has completed nearly 1,300 critical repair projects since 2009. For more information, call 903-595-6630 or visit the Smith County Habitat website,