Free home repair help available

HomeFront is looking for residents in need of home repairs for its upcoming 28th annual repair blitz next spring. Interested homeowners must apply before Nov. 15 in order to be considered for help in the 2015 season.

HomeFront offers help with faulty windows, doors, steps, railings, leaky roofs, painting, plumbing and electrical needs at no cost to qualifying, low-income homeowners.  Information on how to apply for help, how to volunteer for HomeFront, or how to make a donation may be found by calling 1-800-887-4673 or by visiting

Physical repair work is scheduled to be completed in May by local volunteers. Referrals of homeowners in need are welcome from neighbors, social service agencies, faith communities and city officials. Quality-of-life improvements are made possible by a community-wide mobilization of building material and service donors, financial supporters, and groups of “hands on” volunteers from local corporations, faith-based and civic organizations.

Since its founding, HomeFront has delivered more than $40 million in donations of products and services to local communities.