Thank you for your interest in Habitat for Humanity of Dutchess County’s Accessibility, Preservation, Rehabilitation, Repair, and Revitalization programs. Follow the links below for more information about each.

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Creating Accessible Homes—Habitat for Humanity Ramp Up Program

Through the Habitat for Humanity of Dutchess County Ramp Up program, our volunteers donate their time and skills to build wheelchair ramps for homeowners who are seeking better accessibility in their homes. This fix makes it possible for the homebound to go outbound and get around! To learn more about the Ramp Up program and to download, print, and fill out an interest form with a description of a project you would like us to consider, click here.

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Preserving Homes—Habitat for Humanity Aging in Place Program

Our Aging in Place program helps residents aged 65 and up with home repairs and modifications. This includes widening hallways, installing grab bars, building accessibility ramps, and updating flooring.  We can also put you in touch with local organizations that address age-related issues including health, isolation, hunger, and lack of transportation. To learn more about the Aging in Place program, and for an interest form to download, print, and fill out with a description of a project you would like us to consider, click here.  You will also find a link to a page where you can register as a new program volunteer, or Sign In if you are already a registered volunteer.

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Rehabilitating Homes—Habitat for Humanity A Brush with Kindness Program

Habitat for Humanity of Dutchess County’s A Brush with Kindness program helps low-income homeowners maintain the exterior of their homes. This typically includes painting, minor exterior repairs, landscaping, and weatherization. To learn more about the A Brush with Kindness program and for an interest form to download, print, and fill out with a description of a project you would like us to consider, click here. You will also find a link to a page where you can register as a new program volunteer, or Sign In if you are already a registered volunteer.

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Repairing Homes—Habitat for Humanity Home Repair Program

The Habitat for Humanity of Dutchess County Home Repair Program can currently assist eligible homeowners with repair projects, including the installation and/or construction of access ramps; landscaping; exterior painting on the first-floor level; porch repair, and external accessibility assistance (ramps/rails). Applicants must have an income below 80% of the current Area Median Income (AMI) of Dutchess County. For more information, to review the Home Repair Program application, and view the income eligibility guidelines, click here.

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Revitalizing Communities—Habitat for Humanity Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative

The Neighborhood Revitalization initiative operates on the principle that “we work better together.” Homeowners, neighbors, volunteers, and local organizations donate their time to helping with projects from home repairs and rehabbing distressed properties, to planting or tending to community gardens, to offering financial literacy classes. Neighborhood Revitalization Initiatives empower residents and strengthen communities by creating a feeling of civic engagement, building a sense of responsibility and stability, and helping to preserve homes. To learn more and explore ways to get involved, click here.

For questions or more information about these programs, call our Homeline at (845) 297-7610, option 4, or send an email to jennifer.radicone@habitatdutchess.org.