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  • Writer's pictureBrittany Howey, Executive Director

Habitat for Humanity to use $25k for Newly Launched Critical Repair Program

(Marion, IN – July 14th, 2021) The United Way of Grant County Inc has awarded $25,000 from the second COVID-19 Economic Relief Initiative (ERI) grant to Habitat for Humanity of Grant County (Habitat) for critical home repairs and renovations.

The funds will be benefit very low to low income individuals and families living in Grant County who need critical repairs or modifications to their homes.

“Homeowners will contribute a percentage of the cost of repairs, and we will focus on health, safety and accessibility with work likely to include new roofs, HVAC repairs or replacements, and modifications for accessibility challenges,” said Brittany Howey, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Grant County, “These basic but critical home repairs will go a long way toward preserving affordable housing stock in Grant County.”

ERI funds are intended to leverage partnerships and relationships to better meet COVID-related basic needs aligned with the social determinants of health as defined by the CDC. Specifically, United Way of Grant County plans to focus funding on programing that is addressing immediate, basic and essential needs of local communities suffering the ongoing physical, social and economic effects of the pandemic.

“We are excited to be able to bring this additional investment to our community. This funding will assist organizations, like Habitat, that are directly supporting families in Grant County.,” said Alicia Hazelwood, Executive Director of the United Way of Grant County.

If you are interested in applying for critical repair for your home you can visit Habitat’s website at or you can contact the office directly by calling (765) 662-1552 or emailing

The application acceptance period for the first repair will end on August 20th at 5 PM.

For more information see program information sheet below:

Critical Repair Infographic Flyer
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About Habitat:

Habitat for Humanity of Grant County is a nonprofit, ecumenical, Christian housing ministry dedicated to eliminating substandard housing in Grant County. Founded in 1993 as an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, HFHGC strives to build simple, decent, and affordable homes in partnership with qualified Grant County residents with a dream of homeownership through a zero-interest mortgage financing program. HFHGC is an Equal Housing Lender.

About United Way:

United Way of Grant County is focused on building stronger families in Grant County Indiana by supporting programming in Health, Education and Financials Stability to achieve measurable results by uniting community resources. For more information, contact Alicia Hazelwood, Executive Director at

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