Home repairs

Provide help and hope

Few issues affect families and communities as broadly as housing. We spend more than two-thirds of our time where we live so the condition of our homes and neighborhoods directly impact our well-being. 

As homes age, they require significant investments to ensure the health and safety of those living in them. However, many neighbors don’t have the resources to address major home repairs!

Community One completes critical home repairs that improve neighbors’ health and safety with the assistance of skilled partners.

Will you join us?

Your organization can love your neighbor by replacing a roof, repairing an HVAC system, building ramp, or supporting a major home repair.

Installing roofing underlayment front of house pic 2
View from front of house

This [house] is mine, the only thing I’ve ever had in my life, and I want to die here. And to think that they came in here and did this for me just out of the goodness of their hearts–it’s awesome. Now I can sit here and enjoy my home, and I don’t have to make plans to go into a nursing home. There’s just no words for what they gave me. All I can do is pray that they’ll do that for someone else. God has blessed me.

-Elderly neighbor who received help with a damaged roof

Our Home Repair program is designed to assist homeowners with major home repairs.  These projects are accepted on a limited basis because they require extensive funding and skilled professionals to complete.

What types of projects are included?

Currently, we are accepting requests for assistance with the following major home repair projects:

  • Roof Repair / Replacement
  • Furnace (HVAC) Repair / Replacement
  • Accessibility Ramp Construction

Will my situation be considered?

To be considered for a major home repair:

  • You must live in the home.
  • You must be the deeded owner of the home (per county Assessor).
  • The home cannot be in foreclosure and must be current on property taxes.
  • The homeowner is expected to assist in paying for the project to the extent that they are financially able.
  • Only projects within the City of Evansville are eligible.
  • Vacant homes, rentals, and mobile homes are not eligible.

Projects are not considered on a first-come, first-served basis.  Factors such as availability and restrictions related to funding, size of the home, age and condition of the home, safety considerations, location of the home, and access to the home may be considered when selecting projects to complete.

Major projects like these are expensive.  We are thankful for generous funders and construction partners who make it possible to help neighbors with life-changing projects!  We will complete as many of roof, furnace, and ramp projects as we can with the limited funding that is available.

How does the program work?

  1. Complete the project intake process at community1.org/needaneighbornow.
  2. Your project will be reviewed based on the criteria listed above.
  3. If your project is not a candidate for the program, you will be notified via email.
  4. If your project is a candidate for the program, you will be notified via email and it will be retained on our projects list for consideration when funding becomes available.
  5. If the project is not completed within 6 months, it will automatically expire from our projects listing.If this occurs, you are welcome to submit the project for consideration again.
  6. If a project is selected for completion, Community One will contact you to verify that the project is still needed. If so, we will manage the project along with the professionals selected by Community One to complete your project. 

Have an emergency?

Community One is not the best option for emergency home repairs or other emergency need situations.  We encourage neighbors facing emergency situations to continue to seek other options while their project is listed on our website.