Local Habitat for Humanity is now accepting Qualifying Applications
Bay Area Habitat for Humanity is now accepting Qualifying Applications
for their Brush with Kindness/Critical Home Repair Program. This Qualifying Application cycle will be open November 6, 2017-December 1, 2017.
home repairs are defined as being detrimental to the health and/or
safety of the homeowner. Categories of repairs include, but are
not limited to: roof, windows, siding, entryways/porches, and ramps.
Coos Bay Area Habitat staff and volunteers complete the repair work.
Minimum program qualifications:
- Applicants must own the home.
- The home must be the primary residence of the homeowner for 2 or more years prior to application date.
- Applicants must be current on mortgage payments and property taxes.
Household income must be 60% or less of Coos County Area Median Income
(AMI). Gross income for all adults(18+) residing in the home will be
participants are expected to repay a portion of the material costs of
the repair project through an affordable, no-interest loan.
Participants will also be required to partner with Coos Bay Area
Habitat by contributing “sweat equity.” Some examples of
sweat equity include construction, painting, office work, special
events, and providing refreshments for volunteers.
Home Repair Qualifying Applications are available at: Coos Bay Area
Habitat’s ReStore, 776 S. 2nd St., Coos Bay; on our website, www.coosbayhabitat.org;
or by mail, call 541-756-9080. Qualifying Applications will be
processed as they are received. This application cycle closes at 5pm on
December 1, 2017.
A Free Boat Safety Inspection
US Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 51 Coos Bay members offer to the
boating public a free boat safety inspection. The USCG trained
examiners will certify the boat if it meets Oregon and Federal US Coast
Guard boating laws for equipment and will issue a decal certifying
compliance. The examiners will also make recommendations for your boat
for operation in local waters. The Vessel Safety Check is available by
appointment at the owner’s location in the Coos Bay, North Bend,
Lakeside, Winchester Bay, Reedsport, and Bandon areas.
additional information and to make arrangements for a vessel safety
check inspection please call for: Winchester Bay –
Lakeside 530-713-1811; Bandon 541-329-0396; North Bend –
Coos Bay – Charleston 541-888-6200, 541-267-6152.
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