The recent economic and housing crisis has put many homeowners at risk and created challenges for maintaining the current housing stock in our county. In an effort to help address this problem for low income homeowners MCHFH has expanded its outreach to include critical home repairs/rehabs and exterior home repair services. The current MCHFH rehab/repair program helps homeowners that lack the resources and skills to provide the necessary repairs to keep their home safe, secure and healthy. Manatee Habitat volunteers of all skill levels provide the labor to make the necessary improvements to homes in our community. The Rehab/Repair program is currently funded through grants and individuals and county support and limited in participation due to funding availability and criteria.