The situation is the same for all homeowners. Home repairs are a constant and need to be planned for and budgeted. It’s no different for retired Army Veteran, Chester Kamuda. Four years ago, Habitat worked on the roof and replaced the siding at Chester’s home in Manassas. This year, we’ll return to replace the windows and repair and replace the trim. There are some other minor interior and exterior repairs that we’ll take care of while we’re there. These repairs will help ensure that Chester may again call his home safe and comfortable.
Chester is originally from Connecticut but ended up in Manassas after being assigned to the Pentagon. He has had many surgeries and is currently disabled with tremendous pain. He’s lived in his Manassas townhouse since 1990 and has owned it since 2005.
As with all of Habitat’s programs, we are helping a family help themselves. For Home Repairs, the family repays a portion of the cost to repair their home. They receive a zero-percent interest loan to be repaid over a period of up to three years to make it even more affordable. Habitat does not make a profit nor does it charge for labor which is accomplished by volunteers led by a paid Construction Manager. The family’s payments go into a Fund for Humanity to help other families through Habitat’s home ownership and home repair programs.
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