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 10, 2014 and will allow HBASE members to volunteer their time and expertise to someone in need. Since 1993, more than 120 repair projects have been completed with a total of more than 3,500 man hours from more than 800 HBASE member volunteers.
These repairs are done at no cost to the homeowner as the work is done by HBASE volunteers and the materials are donated through the Sioux Empire Home Builders Care Foundation and Sioux Falls Community Development.
The Repair Affair 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 ramp, hand rail, grab bar in bathroom, toilet raised, replace door knobs with handles and more.
The 2014 application process is now closed. If you would like to receive an application for the 2015 Repair Affair program, please call 605-361-8322.
Applications are reviewed by the Repair Affair Coordinating Committee through April. Committee members then visit the homes to evaluate the repair requests prior to committee approval.
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
2014 News Coverage:
Volunteers Repair Homes in the Sioux Empire - June 10, 2014