Homes always need repairs but not everyone can afford it. Sometimes friends and family can come to the rescue but when they don’t…un-resolved problems create many undesirable issues: high heating bills, accelerating disrepair, and the declining health and comfort level of the people living there.
In the Upper Valley, old houses and mobile homes, harsh winters and high proportions of low-income residents can present home owners with home repair issues that are beyond their ability to fix. COVER completes more than 70 urgent home repair projects each year. We focus on repairs that improve the home’s ability to provide a safe, comfortable and healthy environment for its inhabitants. Roof repair, accessibility ramp construction, structural floor repair and weatherization are common projects.
Most projects are scheduled to be completed in two full volunteer crew days, working 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.