Greater Blessings – Home Repairs
Through The Fuller Center’s Greater Blessing repair program, homeowners in need can apply to Fuller Center of NWLA to have their homes restored to a simple, decent living condition.
The program seeks to aid homeowners with extremely limited income who cannot afford, for example, to replace a leaking roof, fix broken windows or repair hazardous kitchens or bathrooms.
Millions of Americans own their own homes, yet lack the funds or physical ability to keep them in a state of minimum repair.
In the United States, nearly two million homeowners have a hole in their roof.
Almost three million are missing bricks, siding or other outside wall material.
Two and a half million homes have a crumbling foundation and close to four million occupied homes have broken windows (2005 American Housing Survey).
The following types of repairs are available through the Greater Blessings home repair program.
- Roof leaks–(minor) prevention of further damage
- Minor plumbing or sewage repair (related to health/sanitation)
- Electrical – plug/switch repairs (others: AS IT RELATES TO SAFETY!)
- Ramps / Steps
- Window/door leaks – repair
- Flooring – Minor repairs only small room replacements. (NO FULL HOUSE REPAIRS!)
Once repairs are complete
- The Fuller Center works with each homeowner to help them structure an affordable tithing plan.
- All of this is done without charging interest, without the use of a mortgage and without requiring the title to the property as collateral.
- Homeowners are “paying it forward,” because their tithes enter a fund used exclusively for other Greater Blessing repair projects.
Our founder, Millard Fuller, believed that providing opportunities to work in partnership enhances human dignity, which is why these home repairs are not given away.