The focus of Repair Affair™ is on adapting the home for the elderly and/or disabled. This community service project will take place on June 9, 2015 and will allow HBASE members to volunteer their time and expertise to someone in need. Since 1993, more than 160 projects have been completed.
These repairs are done at no cost to the homeowner as the work is done by volunteers and the materials are donated through the Sioux Empire Home Builders Care Foundation and Sioux Falls Community Development.
The program is an ongoing community service project designed to assist the elderly and permanently disabled with their accessibility needs, which in turn, allows them to stay in their home longer. Examples of previous projects include: wheelchair ramps, handrails, grab bars in bathrooms, toilets raised, replaced door knobs with handles and more.
HBASE Members - If you would like to volunteer for the 2015 event, click here to sign up.
The 2015 application process is now open and will be due Friday, April 24, 2015. If you would like to have an application mailed to you, please call 605-361-8322 or stop by the HBASE office to pick one up.
Applications are reviewed by the Repair Affair™ committee through April 2015. Committee members then visit the homes to evaluate the repair requests prior to committee approval.
Selected projects will be announced in mid-May 2015.
Some guidelines include:
- Must own the home and reside in it (no mobile homes)
- Must be either 65 yrs. or older OR have a permanent disability
- Must meet certain income guidlines (see application for specifics)
- Must provide proof of household income
- All repairs must be accessibility related