Critical Home Repair

The Critical Home Repair (CHR) program offers home repairs and improvements necessary for restoring and maintaining safe living conditions and home values.  This program is applicable for seniors, those with a disability, or family circumstances who struggle to maintain the integrity of their homes. The program emphasizes support of aging people so their home can be made accessible.  The initiative provides home repairs to prevent homeowners from suffering injury and falls, accidents or moving out of their home.  Projects include interior or exterior work performed to alleviate critical health, life and safety issues or code violations, including a change to or repair of materials or components; a reconfiguration of space; a modification for accessibility and interior modifications; installation or extension of plumbing, mechanical or electrical systems on an existing structure.  Volunteer teams, along with subcontractors, work under the direction of Habitat staff to complete the repairs.

To get started: If you are interested in participating in a Critical Home Repair project and would like more details on eligibility requirements, please contact our Home Preservation Coordinator Kim Gran by calling  847-836-1432 or emailing

For home restoration volunteer opportunities and information, please contact Jenny Ackerman, Volunteer & Outreach Manager, by calling 847-836-1432 or emailing