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Services & Programs

Home Repair and Rebuilding for Disaster Survivors, Low-Income Clients, Seniors, Veterans, and the Developmentally Disabled

Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri is a leading provider of home repair and rebuilding services.

We have three programs that provide home repair or rebuilding services under separate circumstances and in various locations.

Home Repair & Rebuilding from Natural Disasters

Because many survivors of natural disasters do not have adequate insurance or personal funds to restore their homes, survivors often live in unsafe conditions. Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri began its Rebuilding Homes, Rebuilding Lives program in the wake of the Joplin tornado and has since then worked with thousands of volunteers to repair and rebuild the homes of survivors in the Joplin area and in south central and southeastern Missouri.

Currently, home repair and rebuilding for survivors of natural disasters is offered from our Joplin, Sikeston and Van Buren offices.

Home Repairs for Seniors Living in Cape Girardeau County

The goal of our Home Repair Services Program is to assist low to moderate-income seniors obtain needed repairs of their homes.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a homeowner living in Cape Girardeau County
  • Must be 60 years of age or older
  • Must have yearly household income that is 80% or less of the Average Median Income for Cape Girardeau County ($29,900 for one person;   $34,200 for two people)

Eligible Repairs:

  • Weatherization
  • Repair / Replacement of major systems
  • Environmental
  • Accessibility
  • Code violations
  • Emergency repairs
  • Tree surgery or removal (if integrity of structure of home is threatened)

Costs for any one project are limited to $2,000.00.
This program utilizes volunteers in addition to professional labor to keep costs down and enable more services to be offered.

For more information or to apply, please call 573.335.0134.
This program is partially funded through Senior Citizens Services Fund.

Home Repairs for Low-Income Residents of Certain Southeastern Counties

This program offers home repairs for low-income residents of Butler, Dunklin, Jasper, Mississippi, New Madrid, Newton, Ripley and Scott Counties.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a homeowner living in one of the above counties
  • Must have yearly household income at or below 50% of the area Median Income for the geographic area adjusted for family size (will vary dependent on county of residence)

Eligible Repairs:

  •  Weatherization
  •  Repair/Replacement of Major Systems
  •  Environmental
  •  Accessibility
  •  Code Violations
  •  Emergency Repairs

For more information or to apply, please call 573.481.0659.
Partial funding for this program provided by Missouri Housing Trust Funds. Partial funding for our repair-rebuild programs in Joplin provided by the Community Foundation of Southwest Missouri.